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Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Balancing Your Child's Use of Technology
     

Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Balancing Your Child's Use of Technology

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by Lucy Jo Palladino
 

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Are your kids unable to step away from the screens?  Here is a practical, step-by-step guide that gives parents the tools to teach children, from toddlers to teens, how to gain control of their technology use.

As children spend more of their time on tablets and smartphones, using apps specially engineered to capture their attention, parents are

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Are your kids unable to step away from the screens?  Here is a practical, step-by-step guide that gives parents the tools to teach children, from toddlers to teens, how to gain control of their technology use.

As children spend more of their time on tablets and smartphones, using apps specially engineered to capture their attention, parents are concerned about the effects of so much technology use—and feel powerless to intervene. They want their kids to be competent and competitive in their use of technology, but they also want to prevent the attention problems that can develop from overuse. Lucy Jo Palladino shows that the key is to help kids build awareness and control over their own attention, and in this guide she gives parents the tools to do exactly that, in seven straightforward, evidence-based steps.
    
Parents will learn the best practices to guide children to understand and control their attention—and to recognize and resist when their attention is being "snatched." This approach can be modified for kids of all ages. Parents will also learn the critical difference between voluntary and involuntary attention, new findings about brain development, and what puts children at risk for attention disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611802177
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
380,112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

LUCY JO PALLADINO, PhD, is an award-winning clinical psychologist, researcher, and author. She wrote Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored, and Having Problems in School and Find Your Focus Zone: An Effective New Plan to Defeat Distraction and Overload, which has been translated into seven languages. She's been featured in national media, including CNN, Fox, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and extensively online. She lectures about attention issues and trains educators and parents to teach kids how to pay attention.

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Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Balancing Your Child's Use of Technology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the first and only evidence-based approach I have seen that helps parents decide how to balance to use of technology with the reality of how a child’s brain develops. Technology is here to stay – but how do we make sure our kids still develop the important skill of deliberate, sustained attention? They need our help to learn to use technology effectively, rather than be victims of it. Thank goodness for Dr. Palladino’s real-life examples and tools for parents, based on the most cutting edge understanding of the brain that science has to offer, written in readable, engaging style. Her balanced approach gives me hope, and also gives me something solid to recommend to my patients. -OB/GYN physician in Chicago, IL