# Home should provide time to do nothing
In this modern age of technological advancements, many children are stuck in their TV or playing video games. These activities themselves are not bad per se, the bad part is the inability for children to “do nothing”. Doing nothing is an important activity as the The resting state (brain) is only activated when it’s doing nothing.
The Self-Driven Child (p. 20)
Scientists are concerned that because of technology’s ubiquity, young people have too few opportunities to activate their default mode network and, as a result, too few opportunities for self-reflection.