Here's an interesting read by Damon Linker of TheWeek.com that seems appropriate as many kids head off to camps and are asked to leave their electronics behind.
"In the test-obsessed, grade-gripped hothouses of meritocratic striving that are America's suburban public schools, some kids are thriving. They are the ones we (revealingly) call the "overachievers" — students who, with curricular, cultural, and parental support and encouragement, study hard after school, cramming their waking hours with homework, music lessons, sports, special projects, volunteering, and even the occasional fastidiously scheduled "play date" with a suitably achievement-oriented peer.
And then there are the children left behind."
Read the complete article here.