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Book Review

‘The Big Disconnect’ by Catherine Steiner-Adair

Advice for parents facing the challenges of the digital age

Most parents today are well aware that technology is offering huge benefits and immense challenges to child rearing.

A voracious young reader has immediate access to the world’s library through tablet technology, but he also is tempted by a wide array of mind-numbing and violent video games. A pre-teen is accessible to her parents by cellphone but the helpful communication tool can also invite the frightening world of social media into her room when the door is closed.

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