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Reed parents get facts, advice about exposing kids to technology

 

By JEFF DEMPSEY
jdempsey@thearknewspaper.com
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Family therapist Todd Sarner addressed the parents gathered at Del Mar Middle School, jokingly asking how many of them had parked their kids in front of the television so they could attend the meeting.

Sarner's icebreaker was meant to offer immediate reassurance to parents who worry they are doing something wrong if their young child watches TV or plays video games — but there's no one-size-fits-all rule when it comes to kids using technology, he said.

"There is nothing dogmatic about it," he said. "There are pros and cons developmentally."

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