Phoenix let me know about this article written by 9 year old Tai Notar in The Star. She writes about her parents BlackBerry addiction and her solution that seems to be working. She created a contract with fees for her parents BlackBerry addiction. Every time her parents type on their BlackBerrys in her presence they owe her $1. The rates go up to $2 at the dinner table with negotiable exceptions. Tai even got her mom to pay a $5 daily rate if she planned on using her BlackBerry extensively.
I have to say the idea is pretty creative but not for everybody. Still it makes me wonder how other parents are handling their BlackBerrys around their kids. I know our Senior Editor Greg solved the dilemma by getting his kids addicted… 🙂