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Parenting in the Tech Age

Summary: It's a brave new world out there for parents; one filled with cyberbullying, selfies and online gaming. So, how do parents know when to let kids stay in sync with the tech world -- and when to unplug?
Air Date: 7/5/14
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Janell Burley Hofmann
Janell Burley Hofmann, author of iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up, is a parent coach who writes about parenting and technology for the Huffington Post; has a weekly spot on American Public Media Marketplace, NPR, as tech etiquette consultant; and has been covered by major national media, including Good Morning America. She lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
  • Book Title: iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up
Parenting in the Tech Age
It's a brave new world out there for parents, one filled with cyberbullying, selfies and online gaming.

So, how do parents know when to let kids stay in sync with the tech world -- and when to unplug?

For confused moms and dads (and grandparents and teachers), a new book from parent coach, Janell Burley Hofmann (mother of 5!), can help save the day.

Hofmann joins Dr. Roizen to share how her new book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up, can help you get a grip on the technology that's shaping kids' lives today.


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