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* what a Family Technology Agreement is, and its benefits for your family
* how to set age-appropriate rules
* how much screentime is too much, and how to gauge the impact on your child
* what to do when scary stuff happens online
* the basic safety rules your child needs to follow before they go online
* what digital life skills are
* understand your role as a parent in guiding your child's tech use. By having a plan and a set of principles you'll feel more confident and empowered in making decisions around tech use with your kids.
By outlining a set of foundational principles, this workshop has been specifically designed to leave you feeling confident, informed and empowered as a parent so that you can make the best decisions for your unique family.
digital lifestyle books in the bookshop
Raising a 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, parents can use this book to get a bigger-picture understanding of their kids' digital landscape.
Drawing on research and interviews with educators, psychologists, and kids themselves, this book 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 content
Written by a public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland, Raising a Screen-Smart Kid shows parents how to help their kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem, and more online.
Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children—if parents help them. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology.
Screenwise is a guide to understanding more about what it is like for children to grow up with technology, and to recognizing the special challenges—and advantages—that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. In it, Heitner presents practical parenting "hacks": quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native.
The book will empower parents to recognize that the wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid’s digital savvy, and help them develop skills for managing the new challenges of parenting. Based on real-life stories from other parents and Heitner’s wealth of knowledge on the subject, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible digital citizens.
Live Love Now
In Live Love Now, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford tackles the biggest challenges facing kids today and equips adults to engage them with humanness and heart, compassion and honesty to discover the deep, life-giving connection everyone is longing for.
What do young people need now more than ever Adults who are Truth-tellers not taskmasters. Encouragers not enforcers. Guides not half-listeners. The good news is, it's not too late! No matter what's happened in the past, you can help the kids you love face the top stressors of today, including academic pressure, parental expectations, technoference, lack of purpose, isolation, and loneliness.
With illuminating, straightforward strategies, this guide reveals the importance of practicing acceptance, pursuing peace, and exploring wellness and purpose for yourself so you can be the kind of real, relevant, and lifelong role model young people are searching for. Engaging and thoughtful, each chapter includes moving stories from Rachel's personal journey as a mom of a teen and pre-teen along with illustrative narratives and prompts to help you reflect and take steps toward becoming the kind of adult young people trust.
Whether you're a parent, educator, older sibling, coach, or anyone in a role of leading young people, this book will help you meet the goal of raising and guiding young people to become resilient, compassionate, and capable adults.