Raising a Screen-Smart Kid MOBI ✓ Screen-Smart Kid

Raising a Screen-Smart Kid  MOBI ✓ Screen-Smart Kid For parents who didn t grow up with smartphones but can t let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world Most kids get their first smartphone at the same time that they re experiencing major developmental changes Making mistakes has always been a part of growing up, but how do parents help their kids navigate childhood and adolescence at a time when social media has the potential to magnify the consequences of those mistakes Rather than spend all their time worrying about the worst case scenario, readers get a bigger picture understanding of their kids digital landscape Drawing on research and interviews with educators, psychologists, and kids themselves, Raising a Screen Smart Kid offers practical advice on how parents can help their kids avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of the digital age by using social media to enhance connection with friends and family, instead of following strangers and celebrities, which is a predictor of loneliness and depression finding online support and community for conditions such as depression and eating disorders, while avoiding potential triggers such as Thinspiration Pinterest boards learning and developing life skills through technology for example, by problem solving in online games while avoiding inappropriate contentWritten by a public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland, this book shows parents how to help their kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self esteem, andonline.

15 thoughts on “Raising a Screen-Smart Kid

  1. Pam Pam says:

    This was a really well researched, digestible book with actionable strategies for helping your kid navigate social media Although I m a few years away with my kids, I have some anxiety about what will happen when they get their own phones and this book gave me a totally different and much needed perspective o

  2. Peyton Price Peyton Price says:

    If you ve ever wished you had a sensible friend with your best interest at heart AND the expertise to explain how teenage brains experience our digital world, well, now you do Thank you to the publisher for sending me an advance copy of this book It s helped me to face The Fear I feel for my kids every time I

  3. Kristen Mae Kristen Mae says:

    Great book with solid, practical advice for parents to help their kids navigate and stay safe in today s digital world.

  4. Jessica Jessica says:

    My son recently discovered Minecraft We have had a number of unnerving conversations about the various uses for rotten flesh He has built a hotel and enchanted a number of pigs He is 6 years old I was not prepared Three years ago, I left my corporate job as a technical writer and became an instructor at a commun

  5. Shelley Smith Shelley Smith says:

    This book is about how the digital age is affecting our kids and how to manage it as a parent I can t even put well to words the sensation as I have been reading it It reminds me of the Home Advisor commercials where someone asks their neighbor for a home repair recommendation and then expects that person to do a

  6. Miranda Keskes Miranda Keskes says:

    This book is a MUST READ for parents today Not only is it practical and full of interesting social history, but it s also hilarious I am definitely a member of the last analog dinosaurs While my little ones do not have phones yet, I feel prepared now for when they do.Thank you Tarcher Perigee for providing me wit

  7. Elly Lonon Elly Lonon says:

    Holy shit this book I m so lucky to have scored an advance copy First I don t feel judged Zero judgment How many parenting books can you say THAT about Second So engaging Julie mixes in witty anecdotes with all the factual, statistical action so your eyes don t roll back in your head by the seventh bar graph Third

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