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The art of screen time, how your family can balance digital media and real life, Anya Kamenetz

The art of screen time, how your family can balance digital media and real life, Anya Kamenetz
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-252) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The art of screen time
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Responsibility statement
Anya Kamenetz
Sub title
how your family can balance digital media and real life
"Today's babies often make their debut on social media with the very first sonogram. They begin interacting with screens at around four months old. But is this good news or bad news? A wonderful opportunity to connect around the world? Or the first step in creating a generation of addled screen zombies? Many have been quick to declare this the dawn of a neurological and emotional crisis, but solid science on the subject is surprisingly hard to come by. In The Art of Screen Time, Anya Kamenetz--an expert on education and technology, as well as a mother of two young children--takes a refreshingly practical look at the subject. Surveying hundreds of fellow parents on their practices and ideas, and cutting through a thicket of inconclusive studies and overblown claims, she hones a simple message, a riff on Michael Pollan's well-known "food rules": Enjoy Screens. Not too much. Mostly with others. This brief but powerful dictum forms the backbone of a philosophy that will help parents moderate technology in their children's lives, curb their own anxiety, and create room for a happy, healthy family life with and without screens." --
Table Of Contents
Part I: Kids and screens -- Digital parenting in the real world -- The (sometimes) scary science of screens -- Emerging evidence -- You have the power: positive parenting with media -- An hour at a time: how real families navigate screens -- Screens at school -- Part II: Our own devices: parents and screens -- The mom with her phone at the playground -- Modern families: parents and screens -- The future of digital parenting -- TL;DR: the art of screen time in five minutes
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