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

by Lucy Jo Palladino

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ISBN-13: 9781611802177
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Technology, Attention, and Your Child's Brain 1

1 A Parent's Dilemma 3

2 What Is Voluntary Attention? 18

3 Your Child's Amazing Brain 30

Part 2 Seven Steps to Teach Your Child to Pay Attention 43

4 Step One: Get Into the Right Mind-set 45

5 Step Two: Be the Change You Want to See in Your Child 62

6 Step Three: Practice the 3 Rs of Good Attention 70

7 Step Four: Turn Up Real-World Happiness 107

8 Step Five: Think Like a Child, Act Like a Parent 120

9 Step Six: Become a Focus-Friendly Family 152

10 Step Seven: Celebrate Success but Prepare for Stronger Snatchers 165

Part 3 Your Child's Future 185

11 Paying Attention to Attention 187

12 The Power of Parenthood 204

Notes 209

Acknowledgments 230

Index 232

About the Author 240

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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