Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child

Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child

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ISBN-13: 9781942094265
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 708,082
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


George T. Lynn, MA,LMHC is a psychotherapist who has pioneered the use of psychotherapy for adults and children with neuropsychological issues. George has written articles for national popular-psychology magazines including BP Magazine, The Psychotherapy Networker, and Hope.

Cynthia C. Johnson, MA is founding director of the Venture Program at Bellevue College, the first degree program in the nation designed for students challenged with learning and intellectual disabilities. She is also a Certified Mediator Practitioner in Washington State.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Why Taking Charge Is Easier Said Than Done 1

Chapter 1 How to Determine Whether Your Child Is Screen Dependent 21

Chapter 2 Brains Awash in Adrenaline: What Overclocking the Brain Does to the Bodies, Minds, and Nervous Systems of Screen-Dependent Children 33

Chapter 3 There Is No Pill to Cure It: How to Know Whether the Problem Is Caused by Screen Dependence or a Co-occurring Psychiatric Condition 47

Chapter 4 The Deepest Wound: Interrupted Identity Development 75

Chapter 5 The Gangster, the Golem, and the Charmer: How Becoming Screen Dependent Changes a Child's Personality 97

Chapter 6 Rules for Schools: What You Can Do to Make Sure Your Child's School Is Part of the Solution 113

Chapter 7 Give Me What I Want and Nobody Gets Guilt: How the Screen-Dependent Child Trains His Parents 131

Chapter 8 Boys Against Moms: The Hidden Anguish of Mothers and Wives 149

Chapter 9 Surrender Is Easier when You Have Good Reasons: What Parents Tell Themselves to Stifle the Inner Voice of Concern 165

Chapter 10 Implementing Screen Controls-Phase 1: Writing Your Family Values Statement and Behavior Standards 175

Chapter 11 Implementing Screen Controls-Phase 2: Executing and Enforcing Your Screen Control Plan 191

Chapter 12 How to Help a Formerly Screen-Dependent Child Battle His Demons 207

Conclusion: You Are in Charge 225

Appendices 229

Notes 245

Key Terms 263

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