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Unplug Your Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, Active and Well-Adjusted Children in the Digital Age [NOOK Book]

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TV. Web Surfing. IMing. Text Messaging. Video Games. iPods.
Kids today are plugged into so much, so much of the time, it's hard to keep track. But parents do know this much: It's too much, already! In this book, parent and scholar David Dutwin, Ph.D., shows parents everywhere how to cut the digital cord and free their children to play and learn the old-fashioned way - actively! Organized in three sections, this practical, prescriptive book offers a balanced - and realistic - ...
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Unplug Your Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, Active and Well-Adjusted Children in the Digital Age

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Overview

TV. Web Surfing. IMing. Text Messaging. Video Games. iPods.
Kids today are plugged into so much, so much of the time, it's hard to keep track. But parents do know this much: It's too much, already! In this book, parent and scholar David Dutwin, Ph.D., shows parents everywhere how to cut the digital cord and free their children to play and learn the old-fashioned way - actively! Organized in three sections, this practical, prescriptive book offers a balanced - and realistic - approach for every age, including how to: introduce toddlers to TV - or not; let little kids use computers; control pre-teens' online access; evaluate the pros and cons of video games; filter the Internet for teens; combat the impact of the media; and counteract all that sex and violence. This guide arms parents with all the tricks and tools they need to make sure their kids remain happy, healthy, active, and aware, no matter how pervasive the digital world we live in becomes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440518362
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 807 KB

Meet the Author


David Dutwin, Ph.D. (Havertown, PA), is a social science researcher for International Communications Research and an adjunct professor for West Chester University. He attained his doctoral degree in communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the premier schools for mass media studies in the world today. He has taught and lectured on a wide range of topics, including the effects of the mass media and communication research methods. In addition to teaching, he regularly speaks at a number of conferences regarding survey research, media research, political research, and health research. Dutwin also has been on television on a number of occasions, including the presenting of presidential politics for C-SPAN during the 2000 election.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Media and Kids 1

2 Babies and Toddlers 13

3 Preschoolers 39

4 The Early Elementary Years 85

5 Preteens 131

6 Middle School 167

7 High School and Beyond 203

References 219

Index 243

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