If you're the parent of a teenager -- you know connecting with them is hard enough.
Now a new study finds it's even tougher when you have to compete with electronics.
Researchers in New Zealand studied a group of 14 to 15 year olds in 2004, who answered questions about their screen time and their relationships.
The more time the teens spent in front of the television or computer, the more they felt detached from their parents.
Teens who did more reading and homework had the healthiest parental bond.