Generation M: Natural Multitaskers

"So people think I'm crazy, but it helps me concentrate better if the TV's on while I'm doing my homework," says Stefani.

She needs, she says, to be doing more than one thing at a time.

Professor Steven Mintz, the author of "A History of American Childhood," says Generation M is simply adapting to this multimedia world.

"They can cope with distraction in ways their parents cannot," he says.

But can they focus in the way their parents can?

"The days when kids sat in corners and read a book are over, and that's a real loss," says Mintz.

On the plus side, grades don't seem to be suffering.

So to anyone who would argue that all this multitasking is bad for kids, Nick says, "Yeah, they should talk to me."

Or better yet, text him.