I totally agree with you, technology in general is taking over many of our needs. And I think this is double sided. In the sense that the more a child is actively engaged with internet the more likely he will need true love from his parents. It’s like as if the child is drinking salt water when he needs water!
The only things I can think of as a solution is:
- Parents place weight on their children and ask them to do specific tasks, likely the person who assigns a task will get involved.
Also there are many house chores or activities that require physical movement or collaboration which makes things easier for the parents.
- Google can never play soccer with a child, do a puzzle, cuddleinto each other and watch a movie together or simply said: love you back!