Wired Child Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
“Dr. Freed has crafted something here that is sensible, impeccably researched, fairly presented and most of all a message of hope.”
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“[Wired Child] answers the question of why Steve Jobs limited his children’s access to and use of technology.”
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A blueprint for promoting children’s loving bond with family and school success amid the distractions of the digital age.
As technology ushers in dramatic changes to our lives, the most important contributors to children’s well-being remain their connections to family and school. But these connections are threatened by the addictive allure of today’s flashy devices. Obsessive use of video games, social media, and texting are depriving kids of shared family moments, an interest in school, and other vital childhood experiences.
Wired Child gives you practical strategies to build a strong family, foster kids’ school success, and help them use technology productively. You’ll also learn how to protect children and teens from video game/Internet addiction and help them understand that technology is primarily a tool rather than a toy. Most of all, this book will give you the confidence to provide your child a loving and rewarding childhood in this digital age. More about the book
Richard Freed, Ph.D., is a child and adolescent psychologist and leading authority on raising children in the digital age. A contributor to the Huffington Post, and featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and other media outlets, he speaks regularly to groups of parents, teachers, and health providers. He lives in Walnut Creek, California with his wife and two daughters. Read full bio
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