Even for today's most tech-savvy parents, managing kids' technology use is a huge challenge fraught with uncertainties. In what capacity can screen time boost learning and development, and what impact do parents' technology habits have? At what age should certain technologies be integrated into a child's life? How can kids and teens be protected and also learn to be good digital citizens? In her busy psychiatry practice–and while raising her own kids–Dr. Gold witnesses the oft-surprising benefits and the troubling downsides of technology. In her signature positive, accessible approach, she gives parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations for the whole family.
Foreword by Tory Burch.
Dr. Gold’s writing style is easy to read and digest—it is extremely personable and never judgmental. Reading this book together has encouraged us to talk about how to prepare our kids for their digital journeys and how to actively protect and guide them along the way.
Just as our mothers and fathers worried about too much TV, today’s parents worry about their children getting lost in cyberspace. With Screen-Smart Parenting, Dr. Jodi Gold has provided the milestone book that will give important insights to every parent.
As parents of a second and a fifth grader, it is challenging and, honestly, scary to always be on top of what content they are accessing and whom they are communicating with. Dr. Gold provides practical tools to help us establish digital rules and enforce them consistently.
Dr. Gold provides a comprehensive framework that parents can rely on as they face this new, dynamic, and critical parenting challenge of our time.
Dr. Jodi Gold has written the definitive guide to one of the most challenging issues facing parents today: raising kids in a digital age. Drawing on her wealth of experience as a mother and psychiatrist, she provides parents with a blueprint on how to cultivate wise media use at every stage of a child’s development.
Dr. Gold teaches you everything you need to know about what your kids are doing online, how it may affect their development, and what you can do about it. She reviews just about every form of digital media your kids may experience and brings you up to date so you can speak their language.
An essential read for any parent or caretaker concerned about the effects of our children being constantly plugged in. Dr. Gold provides invaluable information and guidance, and helps us feel calmer and more comfortable in these heretofore uncharted waters.
Every parent should have this book to guide them in making decisions so that their children—from newborns to teens—can reap the benefits of technology while avoiding the pitfalls. I am buying extra copies for my sons, who are both raising young kids.
This book is a ‘must read’ for all parents who want to protect their children while still giving them access to all of the benefits technology has to offer. As parents, many of us are new to the digital world, while our children are naturals. This guide gives spot-on strategies for closing that gap and making the whole family’s approach to technology effortless.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Jodi Gold seeks to place technology use into developmentally appropriate stages and into the context of a family’s “digital habitat.” She encourages parents to take a long, hard look at their parenting style, family culture, and own use of technology. Are you the one checking your phone at dinner? Do your kids have TVs in their rooms? While the adage “children live what they learn” is a large part of Gold’s proposed self-examination, she [...] has a proactive approach to the topic.
Screen-Smart Parenting provides practical strategies for cultivating wise media use at every stage of a child’s development and creating realistic, actionable guidelines and expectations for the whole family.