Wallace Comments in Syndicated Column, A+ Advice for Parents

Dear Leanna: Your column is often useful, but I was appalled last week to see an expert say it was OK to give a first-grader an iPad for Christmas just because she wants one. Kids don’t need more time alone with expensive digital devices. They need more ways to be plugged into their families. Don’t you think this holy season is a good time to make it a yearlong habit?

Answer: Thanks for raising an important point. Many parents don’t realize that what children really want from families is the gift of more time together. Stephen Wallace, chairman of Students Against Destructive Decisions ( SADD.org ), says surveys of teens regularly show that most want to spend more time with their parents.  Read more …

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