Recreational screen media use is quickly replacing family time, by no fault of parents. They are doing the best they can based on the information available to them, which claims nothing can be done to stop their children's screen dependence.
Parents seeking change need a new framework for action. Breaking the Trance does not blame parents or vilify technology, but it does give parents clear and effective strategies to implement immediately. The results will restore a sense of care and connection within the family.
George T. Lynn, MA, LMHC, is a psychotherapist from Bellevue, Washington, who has pioneered the use of psychotherapy for adults and children with neuropsychological issues. George is author of the Survival Strategies for Parenting series, Genius! Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild Oppositional Child and The Asperger Plus Child. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America, and the Maury Povich Show to talk about his work with children who exhibit extreme behavior problems.
Cynthia C Johnson, MA, utilizes in-home individualized therapeutic tutoring to help unique K12 learners reach their full potential. She is the founding director of the Venture Program at Bellevue College in Washington, the first degree program in the nation designed for students challenged with learning and intellectual disabilities. Her work has been featured by National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Inside Higher Education, University Business Magazine, the Seattle Times, and KIRO 7. She is a Certified Mediator Practitioner in Washington State.
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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
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
Key Terms 263