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Cover Story - July 12, 2013

Digital detox

Families find a new balance by unplugging from electronic devices

by Sue Dremann, Rye Druzin and John Brunett

When Mallika Ranjan's oldest son, Ankit, began playing Runescape at age 8 on the family laptop, she and her husband knew they had to make some rules. Having worked in high tech for a combined 25 years, they worried about Ankit's engrossment, she said.

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