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Goo-gle gaga: Parenting in the age of Alexa and her ilk

In this June 14, 2018, file photo, an Amazon Echo is displayed in New York. Digital assistants like the Echo don’t always understand questions or serve up useful answers, which some parents say is a good thing. But these in-house virtual visitors do create challenges and opportunities for parents, especially those raising younger kids. (Mark Lennihan/AP, file)

In this June 14, 2018, file photo, an Amazon Echo is displayed in New York. Digital assistants like the Echo don’t always understand questions or serve up useful answers, which some parents say is a good thing. But these in-house virtual visitors do create challenges and opportunities for parents, especially those raising younger kids. (Mark Lennihan/AP, file)