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Raising a Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age

Raising a Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age

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Author: Miner, Julianna

Brand: Tarcherperigee

Edition: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 288

Details: Product Description For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world Most kids get their first smartphone at the same time that they're experiencing major developmental changes. Making mistakes has always been a part of growing up, but how do parents help their kids navigate childhood and adolescence at a time when social media has the potential to magnify the consequences of those mistakes? Rather than spend all their time worrying about the worst-case scenario, readers get a bigger-picture understanding of their kids' digital landscape. Drawing on research and interviews with educators, psychologists, and kids themselves, Raising a Screen-Smart Kid offers practical advice on how parents can help their kids avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of the digital age by:   •  using social media to enhance connection with friends and family, instead of following strangers and celebrities, which is a predictor of loneliness and depression   •  finding online support and community for conditions such as depression and eating disorders, while avoiding potential triggers such as #Thinspiration Pinterest boards   •  learning and developing life skills through technology--for example, by problem-solving in online games--while avoiding inappropriate content Written by a public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland, this book shows parents how to help their kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem, and more online. Review "Most of us have a love/hate relationship with technology, especially when it comes to how—and how much—our kids use it. With empathy, humor and a ton of solid research, Julianna offers an essential guide to helping families navigate cell phones, gaming, and social media.”  —Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times bestseller LOVE WARRIOR, and Founder of Together Rising "A facts-over-fear approach to modern parenting in the digital age. A must-read for parents who want to really understand what kids are doing on their devices." —Jean M. Twenge, PhD, author of iGen “ Raising a Screen-Smart Kid will be a frequent reference for me, a dog-eared and well-thumbed resource. It answers the most difficult questions parents face—about how to raise kids with character, boundaries, and healthy habits in a world where technology is everywhere—and anticipates about fifty other questions that we may never have considered. This book is smart, well-organized, exhaustively researched, and deserves a place on every parent’s shelf.”  —Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure “A great resource for parents who are looking for reliable, common-sense information about online threats posed to their kids so they can evaluate risks without letting fear drive parental decision-making.” —John F. Clark, President and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children "Julianna Miner describes the state of the science around kids and technology accurately. It is messy. The digital landscape is changing faster than the speed of scientific research. Miner's approach of using the best evidence, common sense, and a lot of calm is perfect. " —W. Keith Campbell, PhD, coauthor of The Narcissism Epidemic and professor of psychology at the University of Georgia "What I love about Raising a Screen-Smart Kid is Julianna Miner's clear-eyed understanding that our hope, as parents, should not be to scare, threaten, or push our kids into a certain relationship with tech and screens, but to teach them to use these tools in a way that furthers their goals and increases their happiness. This is a book that will calm your fears, and help you help your kids learn to live in this world."  —KJ Dell'Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent“Believe me, kids know more about the internet than a parent ever will. If you want to make your kids safer and be on the same p

EAN: 9780143132073

Release Date: 23-07-2019

Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.9 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback