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Your kids use their phones too much. You probably do too.
The big picture: Parents and kids alike are working on a culture that allows the healthy adoption and use of mobile devices and screens, while ensuring kids stay active and able to focus on less immersive tasks, the AP's Martha Irvine reports.
What's next: A rush of apps and services promises to help people manage their screen time.
Between the lines: Parents are recycling the same methods their folks used in the era of radio, television and landlines.
Between the lines: "There's a big difference between just kind of flipping on the TV when you need a few minutes of downtime and turning on whatever, and really thinking about what is going to be the best time for media today and how can I make the best choice," PBS exec Sara DeWitt told Axios' Ina Fried last year.
The bottom line: Your kids are watching your example. All the teaching and good faith efforts in the world are moot if kids grow up being ignored by their screen-glued parents. Put down the phone and talk to your family.
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