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Smartphones Are the New Security Blanket for Kids

Screen time can provide a sense of emotional stability

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WWhen my oldest son was six or seven, I was newly divorced and trying to manage the unfamiliar logistics of joint custody. Family life was chaotic. Our daily routines were in flux. But my son found comfort in his Nintendo DS. Perhaps it’s because…

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Author of Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad (www.FeministDadBook.com) Twitter: @jordosh

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