Parenting in the Screen Age: A Guide for Calm Conversations (Paperback)
Does every conversation with your child or teen about screen time blow up into a fight? Or maybe you avoid bringing up the topic but silently harbor worry and frustration. How can you better understand what you're up against - and most importantly, ensure the healthiest screen time possible?
In Parenting in the Screen Age, award-winning filmmaker, and mental health advocate Dr. Delaney Ruston distills more than a decade of communications research into a definitive guide for today's parents. Packed with evidence-based insights on screen time from researchers, input from kids and teens, and solutions drawn from Dr. Ruston's own messy parenting struggles, this guide shows you how to start - and sustain - productive family talks about technology. You'll learn how to:
- Bring up screen time without making your child or teen defensive
- Talk through difficult issues like online social cruelty, sexting, and mental health
- Engage your child in creating boundaries around Netflix, video gaming, and social media
- Have screen time limits that actually work - with less of the sneaking or arguing
During the COVID pandemic or after, this book will help you lead your child to become more tech-wise and life balanced - empowering them to build a healthier relationship with our digital world, now and into their future.