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Parenting With All Those Screens

The Guilford Press

Remember when we used to joke about the TV as "the electronic babysitter?"  We're not joking anymore. 

Today's kids park in front of the TV less, but only because they have a dizzying array of OTHER screens to look at, from computers to smart phones. 

How much is too much?

Child psychiatrist (and parent) Jodi Gold walks us through the concepts in her book Screen-Smart Parenting: How to Find Balance and Benefit in Your Child's Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.