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Is technology stopping children from enjoying family vacation?

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Like the classic Griswold family movies, sometimes family vacations don't go as planned. And remember the movie "Home Alone"? A family so busy they forgot one crucial detail: the kid.

In reality parents aren't forgetting their kids, but kids are barely remembering their family vacation because they're too busy on their electronic devices.

Dr. Joshua Rosenthal, a psychologist, says kids constantly on their screens can actually ruin a vacation. The answer isn't making kids go cold turkey. He says parents should designate specific times children can use their devices while on vacation and most importantly, parents should practice what they preach.

At LaGuardia Airport, we saw plenty of parents and children on their devices. So clearly most aren't be leaving them at home. 

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