The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen?

by Lindsay Hutton

In their book, The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up, authors Barbara K. Hofer, Ph.D., and Abigail Sullivan Moore explore how modern technology has made it easier to to stay in touch with your teen.

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Staying Connected Through Modern Technology

iPhones. Email. Skype. In this day and age, keeping in touch with people is almost always just a click, dial, or keystroke away. And this includes your college-aged child.

Nobody ever said being close with your child is a bad thing. But is modern day technology making it too easy for teens and young adults to go running to mom and dad for help--and therefore hindering their ability to grow up?

In their book, The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up, authors Barbara K. Hofer, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Middlebury College, and Abigail Sullivan Moore explore this new phenomenon, and discuss the good and bad of having such easy accessibility.

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