computer use -- teenagers

The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up

By Barbara K. Hofer and Abigail Sullivan Moore

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"Draws on the author's ground-breaking studies in parent-child communication to analyze how today's electronic devices may be reinforcing college-age children's dependency on their parents, sharing practical advice on navigating a healthy transition toward emancipation."

iConnected parenting 101 -- The electronic tether : communication between today's college students and their parents -- Can college kids grow up on an electronic tether? -- What colleges and universities say when iConnecting crosses the line -- Students' concerns about being so close to their parents -- The parents' side of being so involved -- Moms and dads, sons and daughters : styles of communicating -- Students with learning issues and medical concerns -- Mental health issues at college : a challenge for all parents -- iConnecting after college -- How parents can stay close but let their kids grow up.

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