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Screen-Smart Parenting ✿ [EPUB] ✷ Screen-Smart Parenting By Jodi Gold ❥ – As a practicing child psychiatrist and mother of three Jodi Gold has a uniue understanding of both the mind boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology Dr Gold weaves together scientific As a practicing child psychiatrist and mother of three Jodi Gold has a uniue understanding of both the mind boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology Dr Gold weaves together scientific knowledge and everyday practical advice to help you foster your child's healthy relationship to technology from birth to the teen years You'll learn How much screen time is too much at different ages What your kids and teens are actually doing in all those hours online How technology affects social emotional and cognitive development Which apps and games build smarts and let creativity shine How your own media habits influence your children What you need to know about privacy concerns cyberbullying and other dangers Ways to set limits that the whole family can live with Winner Second Place— American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award Child Health Category.

10 thoughts on “Screen-Smart Parenting

  1. Katherine Katherine says:

    The information in here is sensible enough but not asadvanced as what I was looking for maybe? I think it's better suited for parents that feel bewildered by the internet and smartphones If you feel comfortable with your own relationship and usage of technology are already on board and practice technology is a tool as a philosophy don't worry whether you're addicted yourself are willing and able to carry through your parenting choices in the face of the peer pressure your kid might get aka for me I was thinking about only letting the kid get a smartphone once they were able to pay for it themselves and even then text messaging etc capabilities would be limitedthen I don't think you'd learn much new stuff hereIt's definitely written with the tone and perspective of a psychiatrist This is a negative in the intro because it gets into describing psychology theories that most people probably aren't that interested in the vocabulary for but actually was then the interesting parts in later chapters when sharing situations that her patients have been inThe two most new to meuseful pieces I'm taking away from this are1 It's ok and not an invasion of privacy to have pretty tight monitoring of your kids' online accounts and text messaging communications up to viewing everything and having the passwords at least at the start as part of making sure you keep a closer eye on things as they learn to internalize guidelines of how to behave and use them It's not a lack of trust but an acknowledgement that the kid is in a new environment that needs some guidance and safety rails2 Use a strategy of having the kid first work on homework that doesn't reuire a computer then homework that doesn't reuire the internet and save homework needing the internet for last as it's the most distracting

  2. Chain Reading Chain Reading says:

    In my upper middle class suburb parents are very distrustful of technology and often seem to compete with one another about who allows their children less without really understanding what the research shows about the benefits and risks I don't think all of their concerns are about mental health some families just don't like that kind of pop culture This is a book for people who are OK with technology culturally but want to make sure it's not harmful I appreciate the emphasis on gradual loosening of limits I think too often these days we forbid our kids things with blanket rules until a certain age and then they suddenly have no rules it makes no sense There needs to be of a training wheels approach Gold focuses less on how many hours of technology is appropriate and on the how of technology which games and sites the relationship between technology use and other obligations and pleasures and how to teach boundaries and kindness I got a lot out of it I did not learn a lot about tech stuff like timers and parent controls though partly because Gold downplays them and emphasizes teaching kids self control

  3. Bex Bex says:

    I'm wavering between a 4 5 star for this book as I think it's well researched and brings together the professional and parental aspects well and I don't expect perfection I found a lot of material that I agree with based on other research reading and a lot of strong suggestions for underlying problems good rationale for how to deal There were occasions where seemed to contradict some bits of advice eg focus on screen content not time but still manage time although to be fair I find myself doing this sometimes too A lot of solid material that's not overfocused on the platforms so remains relevant for a long time

  4. Anthony Anthony says:

    I give a 4 🌟 rating not because I agreed with everything Jodi put forward but for the information and framework to approach the subject It has prompted good reflection on my personal relationship with technology and kicked off some good discussions between my wife and I now that our kids are getting older on how we can be intentional in creating a family culture and approach to technology

  5. Patricia Tennant Patricia Tennant says:

    I actually felt this was a bit dated already Was looking for concrete advice about security and monitoring and less examples and stats Felt that the teenager section was a lean in particular

  6. Megan Megan says:

    Very helpful and a lot of practical ideas

  7. Online Eccentric Librarian Online Eccentric Librarian says:

    More reviews and no fluff on the blog Screen Smart Parenting is fairly comprehensive and very up to date with authors who do know the different aps games social media etc But there are a LOT of studies to troll through and uite a bit to skip due to the book being broken down by age group For me the noise to useful ratio needed a bit tweaking to make this less of a cumbersome readThe book breaks down as follows Introduction which includes family digital habitat digital milestones digital landscape the good bad and the ugly of digital debates; Growing up digital which includes ages 0 2 ages 3 5 ages 6 8 ages 8 10 ages 11 13 and then ages 15 18; One size does not fit all which includes aDhD anxiety or kids with depression and agreements for the digital family Resources notes index at the endBecause our technology moves so fast this isn't a book you can keep as your child ages and you move to a different age group So yes there is a LOT to skip through in order to get to the section on your child or children's ages Frustrating for me is that although I have an 11 year old I found a lot of useful information in the older kids section and some in the younger kids sections But I felt like I had to muddle through a lot of information that wasn't applicable in those sections in order to find nuggets that I could use for my child But the section on my child's age was very usefulThe book feels very up to date with the technology and I feel that the author did an excellent job of keeping up with emerging new apstechnology I give high marks on that since most books I read on the subject are still going on about facebook when most kids have moved on to eg Instagram or Snap ChatThere are checklists to go over with kids as well as discussion areas about topics from bullying to sexting Porn to plagiary homework assignments But at the same time there is a lot of psychobabble lots of 'how do you feel about this' type of leading uestions in the beginning backed up with as many honestly unnecessary discussions on research studios I'd have rather had the research in the index instead rather than discussed individually in the meat of the book I could find a study that says the moon is really made of cheese if I wanted so I'm less concerned about studiesSo yes there is a lot of plow through but some good nuggets to be found there I would have just preferred to see the information presented in a coherent and less 'psychologist's couch' type of presentation I don't need the information dumbed down just presented in a accessible mannerReviewed from an ARC

  8. Susan Perry Susan Perry says:

    A good overview with some specific recommendations especially appropriate for families with babies who need reassurance Pro digital media the author explains what kids need at each age and how smartphones and tablets can augment parent child interaction in a healthy way Moderation is suggested and readers learn what experts feel that would entail I found it uite credible in its attitude toward creativity and imaginative play and uite helpful for us oldies who have to get used to this astonishing new world our kids are growing up in

  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    I'm not in the mood for informational non fiction right now but I hope to go back to this one sometime It seems like a solid common sense approach to parenting effectively with technology It doesn't treat technology like a demon but is clear eyed about the challenges it can pose to raising happy healthy responsible kids by treating it like any other potentially challenging issue facing parents

  10. Lisa Lisa says:

    A good book with good information and resources I do feel however that it has a much laid back anything goes kind of approach It absolutely is true that it depends on your child and your family how you manage your approach to technology but I was hoping for a little bit guidance on the tricky waters ahead than I got from this book I do really like that there are printable resources to make your own family technology plan

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