Digital grounding gains ground with parents

09/6/2010 | Washington Post, The

More parents are turning to so-called digital grounding as punishment. Rather than revoking driving privileges or time with friends, parents are cutting off access to social networking and taking away their children's cell phones, video games and other electronics. "It's a modern version of grounding," said Richard Weissbourd, author of "The Parents We Mean to Be" and a Harvard psychologist. "It's like taking away a weekend or a couple of weekends. It's a deprivation of social connections in the same way."

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