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Why I Shipped My Teenager Off to Southeast Asia

When I was a teenager, my friends and I spent a lot of time shopping, reading magazines, and hanging out at each other’s houses talking about horses, boys, and clothes. We didn’t spend much time watching TV, staring at a smartphone, or sitting immobile in front of a computer. My son, Dylan, is typical of his generation. He lives for computer games and, some days, I barely get two words out of him, one of which is invariably “hungry!”. I