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Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2008

    These are the tools parents need to deal with raising their children in a media age

    I am grateful for the tips, advice, and research presented by Gloria DeGaetano in her book "Parenting Well in a Media Age". After reading this book, I know not only how to effectively deal with the media's influence myself but also how to teach my children to deal with the messages presented by a variety of media as they continue to grow. We can't hide from it, so let's learn how to deal with it in an informed, educated, and balanced way. Thank you Gloria for all your efforts in writing this book and sharing your message with parents everywhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    What every parent or person that cares about children should know.

    This author has done an outstanding job of explaining the impact of the media on our children. She specifically discusses how the developing brain is impacted, directly affecting children's development. But, she gives us hope in describing exactly what parents and educators can do to provide what all children need to develop their potential and grow up to be creative and healthy people. This book is pertinent to families and children from all cultures and backgrounds. I am a mother of two and a special educator that has worked with children and families for 26 years. If you can only read one parenting book, make it this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2008

    Keeping our Kids Human -- needed more now than ever

    The book's subtitle really speaks to me as the screen age appears to be pulling our children away from the real, the physical, the meaningful parts of life. As a mother of 9 and 11 year old boys I found Gloria's suggestions on how to strengthen bonds with children has opened up communication in a respectful way. I would recommend this book to parents of babies on up to teens for dealing with the constant and increasing emphasis on screen technologies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2008

    Why let the media raise your children?

    Gloria De Gaetano has done a wonderful and resourceful job of informing parents in her book 'Parenting Well in a Media Age' to the impact of the media on today's families. Parents need to know the impact that the media has on their child's brain development and their social and emotional well being. The media has captured this society. The media has developed into a huge change agent, and parents need to know how to deal with the consequences. Gloria keys into the Vital Five things that parents need in order to help their children develop into the most productive members of society. Every parent should have this resource in their personal library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2004


    This is the question DeGaetano brings to our minds with an impact worthy of a knock-out punch. Surrounded and manipulated by an immense media and corporate conglamorates, our children are drowning in a sea of inconsistentcy and confusion. DeGaetano comes through with solutions and guidelines to return parenting control to the rightful parents...YOU! Thank God for her insite and concern for all of us.

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