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The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age Paperback – August 12, 2014
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“Ms. Steiner-Adair’s book can be eloquent about the need to ration our children’s computer time. . . . Her summary of what to say to your kids - it’s on Page 191- is so good, so State of the Unionlike, that I took a photo of it with my iPhone.” (Dwight Garner, New York Times)
“Psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair says tech-and self-absorption disappoints and disregards our children.” (USA Today)
“An important guide to an occasionally overlooked aspect of modern parenting.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Do your kids a favor and read this important book.” (Christian Science Monitor)
“A riveting, hugely important book that every parent will want to read. . . . A great book, rooted in massive research, told in vivid, charming, unforgettable narrative, conveying a message of the utmost relevance today.” (Edward M. Hallowell, MD, author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness)
“This is a must read for parents and educators. Parents will embrace Steiner-Adair’s step-by-step solutions, focused on building deeper and more meaningful family relationships; teachers will better understand the need to manage the double-edged sword of technology as a tool for learning.” (Nanci Z. Kauffman, Head of School, Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA)
“Catherine Steiner Adair with great wisdom, and compassion for our confusion, helps lead us out of this technological thicket. . . . A mandatory read for our own sake as well as the sake of our children.” (Madeline Levine, PhD, author of Teach Your Children Well and The Price of Privilege)
“I absolutely love this book. Dr. Steiner-Adair offers wonderful suggestions for dealing with issues the new tech world has brought upon us--all based on the reassuring premise that the family shapes a child’s brain, mind, body and soul in unique human ways that technology can’t replace.” (Susan Ginsberg EdD, author of Family Wisdom: The 2000 Most Important Things Ever Said about Parenting, Children and Family Life)
“Finally, a book that comprehensively answers the question parents everywhere have been struggling with: How to raise happy, creative, caring kids in the age of screens? The Big Disconnect is not just a smart book, it’s a very, very wise one.” (William Powers, author of Hamlet's Blackberry)
From the Back Cover
As the focus of the family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends or going online to do homework; parents working online around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy access to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from damaging exposure to excessive marketing and the unsavory aspects of adult culture. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain?
As renowned clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explains, families are in crisis as they face this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects but children also desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot: close, significant interactions with the adults in their lives. Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater understanding, authority, and confidence as they engage with the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms.
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062082435
- Product dimensions : 5.31 x 0.86 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition (August 12, 2014)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #313,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book focuses on children and families, it is well researched and the findings are nicely documented. Parents in modern families will definitely find it useful. However, it is somewhat repetitive, and the recommendations it gives are somewhat vague. Do not expect it to solve your family's technology issues, but expect it to broaden your perspectives.
The chapter organization allows the reader to pick-and-choose. If you are rearing a toddler, there is a chapter just for you; likewise, if your child is a teenager, you'll find a chapter dedicated to that stage, as well. The same is true for any age bracket, infant through teenage, but it ends there, and no chapter addresses adulthood.
So, if you are a parent, this book will be helpful, I think. Much of it is common sense, I hope, but then, maybe that sense is not as common as I would like to believe.
Top reviews from other countries
I think her book is very relevant fore the way life is taking off all over the world. She see is in the US, and I see it in my work with childrend and familys - I see the same Big Disconnect happing here in Denmark, Europe.