PROVIDENCE, R.I., (WJAR) — The great disconnect is getting parents’ attention. Cell phones are meant to connect children to parents and vice versa. In reality, these little devices may have led to a major disconnect, according to Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist and author of the book: The Big Disonnect: Protecting childhood and family relationships…Read more
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"Melinda Gates’ children did not have smartphones until they turned 14 and only used computer in the kitchen. Her husband Bill spends hours in his office reading books. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says he wants his daughters to read Dr. Seuss and play outside rather than use Messenger Kids. Even Steve Jobs strictly limited his children’s…Read more
"Teenagers, a historically wily demographic, are increasingly moving their digital social lives from public sites where their parents hang out to smartphone messaging apps, giving them nearly complete privacy in their online social lives." Read More >>Read more
While reading this story, you probably won't be interacting with your family.Over time, surfing the web and constantly staying connected could make you more distant with your loved ones. At least that's the concern behind "Family Day Unplugged," a program started by the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA).By Joseph Quigley, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2016 8:00 AM ETLast…Read more
Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of “The Big Disconnect,” talks with fifth-graders at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly last month.By Taryn Plumb GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 13, 2014https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2014/02/13/how-keep-technology-from-interfering-with-family-bonds/5b3UrXpmDCbbkeLzV2gMfI/story.htmlRead more
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