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Cell phones and the great disconnect

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…
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Parents should encourage girls to get angry and show it. Here’s how.

By Kate RopeDecember 6, 2018 "As parents, we often seek to mollify, quell — even extinguish — our children’s anger. Life is busy, we’re moving fast. Anger slows us down. It stresses us out. But the disruptive quality of anger is exactly what makes it a powerful agent for social change, says Rebecca Traister in her…
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In messaging apps for teens, talk of danger and dollars

"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 >>
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Family Day Unplugged: Advocates aim for tech-free holiday

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…
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How to keep technology from interfering with family bonds

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, 2014
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