Media Moms & Digital Dads is available at Barnes & Noble, where it was listed as a top 5 pick and at at AmazonIndieBoundiBooksWalmart and your favorite local bookstore. In this book, I offer parents guidance on how best to manage screens and media for their children. It’s an easy read, reference book that you can turn to time and time again.


It hit #1 New Release on Amazon in Child Psychology several times in pre-release and since launch as well as #1 in non-fiction for Book Soup.  It’s been featured on many recommended lists including Hippo Reads, Work and Family Life, GetAbstract and Technofamilies among others.  It’s also been featured in other languages including Dutch and Polish. It has been translated into Russian, simple Chinese, and Korean and other languages. It is also being used as textbook at UCLA for a course entitled, Digital Media and Human Development.

I’m excited to have the book available to the public and to parents everywhere. I believe that parents are too often told that screens and media are the downfall of today’s children. In fact, this is not substantiated by the research being done today. In this book, I offer parents guidance on how best to manage screens and media for their children.

Supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and, ultimately, reassuring read for anyone worries about the impact that media might be having on young minds.  Each chapter ends with summaries of the science, bottom lines for quick takeaways, and tips and guidance for parents.
For Bulk Purchases of Media Moms & Digital Dads or author purchases, please contact John DeFalco at AND Hadley Stork at In addition, you can try Nina Gutapalle at

Chapters (with descriptions of research, bottom lines and guidance for parents) include:

  • Foreword by the CEO from the national, non-profit Common Sense Media
  • Overview of parenting in the digital age
  • Screen time for babies and toddlers
  • The Mobile Era
  • The Digital Brain
  • Social Media and Social Lives
  • Fame, FOMO and selfies
  • The Digital Brain
  • Learning in the Digital Age
  • Education in the Digital Age
  • Videogames

Media Moms & Digital Dads has also received excellent press from the New York TimesBoston Globe, Chicago TribuneWall Street Journal, Deseret NewsFamily Circle, Parent Zone, Foreword Reviewsand more.


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