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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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Here's the Problem

Getting teenagers to do homework has always been a struggle. Nothing new there. But the distraction quotient has multiplied faster than bunnies in a hutch. First it was computers, then cellphones, then texting and tweeting and Skyping and Facebook, and now smartphones that can provide entertainment and distraction 24/7. Who knows what new communication tool is about to launch. But you can be sure that whatever it is, your teen will want to have it.

As a college professor, I see a direct correlation between these new technologies and the attention ...

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