Is your teenager spending too much to time on their phone? Here's how to help them quit

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Teenager using digital device.
Teenager using digital device.
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It's a continual problem for parents with teens – navigating the eye rolls, sighs, grunts and groans when you have the nerve to interrupt them on

their cellphones. Whether their fingers are a blur on WhatsApp or they’re zoned out watching back-to-back YouTube videos, woe betide the parent who tries to pull their teen away from their device to do chores or wash their hands for dinner.

These are anxious times for well-meaning moms and dads. Are these devices frying our kids’ brains? Is their social development being stunted? Are they encountering undesirable elements online? What’s a parent to do?

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