Kids, Parents, And Technologyby Eitan D. Schwartz M.D.
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Parents need help managing media at home. By now you already figured out that it is not enough just to protect kids from technology's hazards. As a parent of young kids, you have wondered if anyone really knows what to do to harness the power of technology to help your kids start out right, and grow and develop in all the best possible ways.
Now you finally have in your hands the answer about technology. This is the first ever comprehensive and practical child- or family-centered instruction manual of its kind. It resets parental thinking and actually shows step-by-step how to make digital media into powerful parenting tools. Please visit us www.mydigitalfamily.org .
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A thoughtful, sensible, valuable guide for parents seeking to manage media so their children grow up more emotionally and educationally solid. Finally someone - Dr. Schwarz - has given parents an easy-to-read, but very helpful guide to managing the electronic world that surrounds children and us. Read it! -- Alvin Rosenfeld MD, Co-author THE OVER-SCHEDULED CHILD, Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
The book discusses the use of media by children and families. It provides practical methods of protecting children and turning their computer and other media use into growth experiences. Without some guidelines, youth's computer and video media use can produce problems in the realms of social interaction, character, and development. The book reviews important developmental tasks, the impact of media use, and methods for parents (and then for clinicians) to assist children through good family and child media habits. The increase in media use by youth has important implications for our society as well as for families. Some types of media use have been associated with increased aggression, for example. This is an important book.
A real winner. There's nothing like it out there. Already, this book is helping us with our 7 year-old son with exactly the guidance we have been waiting for. We have known that great electronics like smartphones, music players, and videogames are here to stay and more will be coming all the time, and we have known how much potential for good they can have, if we could only figure how. But our kids are on their own too much, the experts are mostly doom- and nay-sayers, and we are so tired of not really knowing what's right and of saying 'no' all the time. Finally, a wise doctor is showing us the way with practical, fun, positive advice about how to actually make media good for our kids and family life and how to prevent problems later on. This book reset our thinking - and we now get it. Indispensible for parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, nurses, and pediatricians. This guy is also great for other smart parenting advice. My sister is expecting, and I am definitely giving her a copy.