Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat: Strategies for Solving the Real Parenting Problems Read Online Free - Toddlers on tablets. Pre-teens on Tumblr. Thanks to a variety of factors—from tech companies hungry for new audiences, to school administrations bent on making education digital, to a culture that promotes everyone as the star of their own reality shows—technology is irrevocably a part of childhood, and parents are struggling to keep up. What should be allowed? What should be denied? And, given the ubiquity of technology and its inherent usefulness, what do sensible boundaries even look like?
A noted columnist and mother of three, Naomi Schaefer Riley fully understands the seductive nature of screens. For example, an afternoon of finger painting equals enormous cleanup of both house and hands. But an afternoon of iPad games? Just a swipe and a charger. Or what about car rides around town? Always having toys and books on hand isn’t a given, but your game-loaded smart phone is.
Riley draws us into her story and then walks us through the research on technology’s encroachment into each stage of childhood. She then offers “tough mommy tips”: realistic, practical, applicable advice for parents who recognize that unlimited technology access is a problem, but who don’t know where to start in taking back control. These tips cover everything from placating an antsy toddler at your local favorite restaurant to best practices for keeping your teens safe from unsavory sites.
Any parent knows the effects of screens on their distracted, cranky, sedentary, and incessantly anxious-about-what-might-be-going-on-without-them kids. Naomi Schaefer Riley brings her experience, research, and no-nonsense candor to help parents prevent the children from falling under the destructive spell of technology.
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December 16, 2017
Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat: Strategies for Solving the Real Parenting Problems, is an informative book written in an engaging style with a common sense approach. The book is neither preachy nor does it take on an anti-technology attitude. The author sim...
February 14, 2018
IMO most books are twice as long as they should be. The average 300 page book should be 150, but the publisher knows they can charge more if the book hits the magic 200 or 300 page barrier. Well this book is 225 pages and should be 75. Five star content, but one star on the length.
Good lessons a...
January 08, 2018
Read my full review here: https://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot....
Out today is a book that has been on my to-be-read list. This is a timely book, and very much a necessary read for every parent who has kids on devices. How do we handle this smart phone generation—or generations, I presume. How do...
January 08, 2018
Naomi Schafer Riley, Author
Be The Parent, Please
Templeton Press, ISBN 978-1-59947-482
Non-Fiction-self help, personal development, emotional intelligence, emotional education, parenting, technology
December 2017 Review for Bookpleasures
Reviewer-Michelle Kaye Malsbury, BSBM, MM
February 08, 2018
Using technology on multiple devices has become such a ubiquitous part of our lives that it’s hard for parents to know how to set limits on programs and screen time for their children. They may also wonder if educational programs are okay even when games are not. In her book, Be the Parent, Pleas...
December 10, 2017
In full disclosure, I am not a parent. When I was offered this book I picked it up because I am an Aunt. I have family members who are trying to make sense of what is too much screen time and what does that mean for their kids. I thought maybe their would be some insights in this book that helped...