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We used to have a common STORY in families because we watched the same TV shows. I remember watching shows like Little House on the Prairie, Dukes of Hazzard, and Remington Steele in my living room on the big TV (not a flat screen, a big huge box like TV!).

But the days of everyone watching the same program are over. With so many streaming services and choices on YouTube, Disney, Netflix and so much more, we have individualized entertainment. Dad watches ESPN, mom watches HGTV, son plays video games, and daughter watches Disney+.

Family movie nights are harder to enjoy when everyone wants to watch something different. On today’s podcast, I comment on a Wall Street Journal article by Peter Funt about this phenomenon and gives you tips on how you can keep screens from dividing you from your kids.

Gunsmoke, 1964

Arlene Pellicane

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