There are few hotter parenting issues today than helping our children safely navigate the digital world in which we live. It provides both immense opportunity for learning and connecting and yet great opportunity for making mistakes and harm. Knowing what the facts are and when and how to get involved is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. Research based, relevant and realistic, Media Moms & Digital Dads is a balanced look at the academic literature, written in a practical, down to earth style.
PRAISE FOR MEDIA MOMS & DIGITAL DADS
Today, parents living in the digital age often feel as though they have stepped “through the looking glass”! The digital landscape is an ever-changing and confounding world in which to raise and educate children. Educators and parents alike are struggling with what to do with the numerous opportunities and challenges this digital age offers children in their homes and in their schools. Yalda T. Uhls new book, Media Moms & Digital Dads, A Fact Not Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age, based on her extensive research and experience makes her the perfect travel guide as parents all over the world try to traverse this often bumpy terrain. This is the guidebook you’ve been waiting for. Safe travels!
–Reveta Bowers, Head of School, The Center for Early Education
I’m so grateful for this book! Dr. Uhls offers practical, anxiety-reducing strategies for managing kids’ media use. As a mom, she knows only too well that trying to block all access is futile. Instead she helps parents “fight fun with fun” by making screen time happier and healthier.
—Peggy Orenstein, author, Cinderella Ate My Daughter
Media Moms & Digital Dads is a well-balanced, scientifically-grounded, and thoughtful roadmap of the often bewildering and ever-changing digital world in which our kids are immersed. Parents will find the author’s wise advice very helpful.
–Laurence Steinberg, Professor of Psychology, Temple University, and author of Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence.
Media Moms & Digital Dads: Facts not Fear about Parenting In the Digital Age does what every parent who has confronted the ‘digital wild west’ with their children so badly needs! Yalda T. Uhls seamlessly blends groundbreaking research, engaging storytelling and practical advice.
It is a must-read for every parent who is attempting to navigate a challenging media culture that is here to stay.
–Michael H. Levine PhD, Founding Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and co-author, Tap, Click Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens
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