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Family Talk

Christian talk radio with Dr. James Dobson

October 5, 2023

For many teens, their smartphones have become their best friend and safety blanket. According to research, 56% of teens associate the absence of their cell phone with at least one of three emotions: loneliness, feeling upset or anxious. On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced "cook"), author of Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World, urges parents to set reasonable limits for their children and to remember that the phone doesn't belong to them; it's their parents' phone. Insist on regular phone blackouts. Encourage your teen to engage with you by having a meaningful conversation inside the home, playing board games, doing a jigsaw puzzle, reading a physical book, or shooting hoops with a sibling.

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