Since smartphones have made their debut, a clear sense of frustration can be felt by parents around the globe. Be it social media, bullying, porn, gaming, tv-series or sexting; parents are overwhelmed or insecure as they struggle to keep up with the yet newest app.
Drawing on stories from her past, Allison Ochs reminds us of what it was like to be a teen. She makes you smile while making fun of her teen self. Her answers to today's problems are realistic ways to approach your teens who are dealing with the same emotions we had, however, now with their ever-present digital devices in hand. The simplicity of what she suggests will enlighten you as she gently nudges you to think about how you're dealing with the your teens online world.
|Publisher:||Amsterdam University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Allison Ochs was raised one of eleven children in a Mormon family in Utah. She is now a Social Worker/ Teen expert living with her husband and children, combining the knowledge from her youth with her work experience in Europe.
Table of Contents
A note from the author 7
Problem: My child is always on their phone 17
Problem: social media 27
Problem: Sexting, sex… I don't know how to talk about it 35
Problem: Porn 45
Problem: Gaming 51
Problem: My child loves memes (and so do I) 61
Problem: Bullying 69
Their digital footprint 77
Creating change 85
Modeling: and what about you? 95
Go vintage 105
Final thoughts 111
About the author 115