Sadly I'm sure we all know at last one child in our entourage brought up on a healthy mix of television, video-games and franchise toys to tie it all up. My young cousin is one such kid. He's about 8, and I don't think I've seen him once in the past three years or so without a GameBoy, Nintendo DS, PSP or whatever he was last bought. I'm pretty much disillusioned - he's not just going to grow out of it. Naturally it isn't up to me or anyone to tell him what he should be enjoying; but I'm sure most of you here are like me. Like me in the sense that you believe that a lot of people who don't enjoy reading just haven't been shown what a wonderful experience it can be. I can't share his .. passion .. for video games or television, which, as an older cousin, is quite frustrating. I know he reads Asterix, Titeuf, and other French "bande dessinées". A start, perhaps - but I just don't see it going beyond that without pushing and shoving. The idea isn't to push and shove; dear god no. Perhaps the mothers and fathers on this board can share their experience and advice?