Innovation and technology have revolutionized how we live, but has it changed family life? In this hilarious take on the discovery and evolution of fire, paleolithic parents learn how to care for children and their obsession with the new application. The piece in the new yorker
asks "how do you set appropriate boundaries for your child on fire usage without jeopardizing the family unit so crucial to the survival of the species?" Their tips include establishing clear limits and setting aside time for "non-fire" family activities. The tongue in cheek topic is extremely timely and poignant considering families struggle with screen time and wonder how to negotiate social media for their children. In the end, remember that you are the "boss" and that when children grow up, they will understand their place in the evolutionary narrative when the newest technology engulfs their children's attention.