Screen-smart Parenting

Screen-smart Parenting

How to Find Balance and Benefit in your Child's Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices

Book - 2015
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"Even for today's most tech-savvy parents, managing kids' technology use is a huge challenge fraught with uncertainties. What kinds (and amounts) of screen time boost learning and development--and what kinds may be harmful? What is the right age for a game console or a smartphone? How can kids and teens be protected from cyberbullying and learn to be good digital citizens? What impact do parents' technology habits have? In her busy psychiatry practice--and while raising her own kids--Jodi Gold sees every day both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. In a positive, accessible style, she gives parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations for the whole family"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: Introduction: Throw Away the Rule Book
I. The Brave New World
1. Understanding Your Family's Digital Habitat: Cultivating Online Resilience and Digital Citizenship
2. Digital Milestones: The Facts Behind How Technology Affects Your Child's Development
3. The Digital Landscape: What You Need to Know about the Tech Terrain
4. From the iPotty to Facebook Fame: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Digital Debates
II. Growing Up Digital
5. Downloading in Diapers: Managing Your Child's Digital World before Preschool
Ages 0-2
6. Digitods and Technotots: Everything You Need to Know about the Digital World You Learned in Kindergarten
Ages 3-5
7. Digital Magic Years: The Calm before the Digital Storm of Middle School
Ages 6-8
8. Welcome to the Frequent Flyer Club: Equipped with a Digital Boarding Pass and Ready to Take Off
Ages 8-10
9. Tweens and the Texting Revolution: Digital Media Use at Its Peak
Ages 11-14
10. Just Digital: Rewriting the Rules on Independence, Dating, Friends, and School
Ages 15-18
III. One Size Does Not Fit All
11. The Digitally Challenging Child: Modifying the Rules for Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression
12. Don't Take Away the Phone! The Nuts and Bolts of Your Family Digital Technology Agreement
Publisher: New York The Guilford Press, 2015
Branch Call Number: 649.1 G PBK
Characteristics: xi, 314 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781462517947


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