Managing the use of media in your family is one of the big challenges of 21st-century parenting. In this section we explore the concerns parents ask about most frequently, from how much screen time for kids is healthy to how social media can damage a teenager’s self esteem. We answer practical questions like “When should you get your child a phone?” and discuss larger issues like how to avoid letting technology and media weaken bonds in your family.
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