Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Mother and teenagers disconnect from their technology and thrive in expected and unexpected ways - The Boston Globe

The Winter of Our Disconnect is a timely reality check, especially if you have teenaged children

Maushart’s narrative contains loads of eye-opening scientific data about how digital technology has changed our living patterns. Maushart winningly blends the personal and the scientific, and her narrative tone throughout is amusingly self-effacing. Her teenagers roll their eyes when she explains how things were different when she was young. “In my day,’’ she says, “if you wanted to play violent interactive games, watch inappropriate content, and converse with dodgy strangers, you had to wait for a family reunion.’’

Mother and teenagers disconnect from their technology and thrive in expected and unexpected ways - The Boston Globe

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