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Staying Connected Through Modern Technology
The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen?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.