Ann Densmore, a certified speech and language pathologist and audiologist with a private practice in Lexington, was online to answer your questions about connecting with kids who are too plugged into technology on Jan. 24.
"Ten years ago if parents wanted some peace in the household during the holidays they’d simply put their child in front of a video. Back then you could even ask them to come to dinner,” said Densmore. "But children now ignore you. Kids are so plugged into an iPad, iPhone or some Wii activity that captivates them, it’s hard to get them out of their own zone."
She has a doctorate in education, a master's in human development and psychology and was on the teaching faculty for Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance Continuing Education Seminars in Psychiatry. She is the author of "Helping Children with Autism Become More Social" and co-author of "Your Successful Preschooler: Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged." Please enter your questions and comments in the box below during the chat.
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.