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"Prepare to feel empowered!"
Technology offers vistas of opportunity to today's families. It can also threaten critical attachments to parents and teachers and open the door to dangerous predators. Child Development and Technology specialist, Jean Rogers, M.S. Ed., offers her first book-- a foundational parenting text for the digital age. Through humorous, poignant stories of her own children and those of families she has coached, Rogers reveals an easy, step-by-step process that works for any shape family and any lifestyle.
In this book parents discover how to:
- Ask the right questions about what your children are seeing, playing, and downloading.
- Interpret ubiquitous statistics about how technology has infiltrated childhood.
- Understand, in simple terms, how technology affects the brain development of your child.
- Avoid low scholastic achievement, aggressive behavior, and attention problems exacerbated by heavy media consumption.
- Take advantage of the best the media have to offer your family.
Parenting in the digital age need not be scary. It can be fulfilling and even make it easier to teach the lessons of life. And it can be fun -- both for kids and for parents.
Hats off to Jean Rogers. She helped her children grow up healthy and happy in today's media-saturated world. And now, in Kids Under Fire, she shares with parents the lessons she learned. Read the book, and prepare to feel empowered. --
Diane Levin, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Author of eight books, including: So Sexy So Soon and Beyond Remote Control Childhood
Family research shows the single most important influence on children is their parents' beliefs. In this book, Jean Rogers challenges parents. Her strategies are simple and workable. She gives parents and kids tools to work together to moderate media influence in young lives. --
Kathleen Bell, RN, MSN, CNM
Maternal-Child Nursing Faculty, University of Portland School of Nursing
I loved your book. It's a clear, concise guide with easy-to-implement strategies for parents with children of all ages. I have tried to educate my children on media that is worth their time. But after reading your book, I refocused, used your strategies and saw immediate results. Their moods and attitudes shifted within days. --
Academic Advising/Student Success Coordinator
Rivier College, Nashua, New Hampshire