We have been conducting a grand experiment at home. Actually, the test is about over.
Turns out, we had something in our home which was sucking the life out of our kids. The worst thing about it was its ability to stay out of view and gradually infect our kids without anyone really seeing it happening to the degree it was, least of all them. Well, that and the fact that it also had this addictive quality which made them crave it, despite its sapping their energy and leaving them with less than when they started. Less what? Less energy, less life, less enthusiasm, less creativity. (No, I'm not talking about sugar, but that would have been a great guess.)