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The Big Disconnect Book

 
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Product Code: OB0770-F16


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Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table?

What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones?

Should you be your child's Facebook friend?

As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen - children
constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock -
everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the
Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from
the unsavory aspects of adult life. 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 around this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do
chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects, but children
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 under-standing, authority, and
confidence as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living
rooms.

We all know that deep connection with the people we love means everything to us.
It's time to look with fresh eyes and an open mind at the disconnection we are
experiencing from our extreme device dependence. It's never too late to put down
the iPad and come to the dinner table.

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