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The Big Disconnect

Protecting Childhood And Family Relationships In The Digital Age

By author. Catherine Steiner-Adair

Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table?

What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones?

Should you be your child's Facebook friend?

As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain?

As renowned clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explains, families are in crisis around this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects, but children desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot: close, significant interactions with the adults in their lives. Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents, and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater under-standing, authority, and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms.

We all know that deep connection with the people we love means everything to us. It's time to look with fresh eyes and an open mind at the disconnection we are experiencing from our extreme device dependence. It's never too late to put down the iPad and come to the dinner table.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780062082428


Format: Book
Author: Steiner-Adair, Catherine, author.
Title: The big disconnect : protecting childhood and family relationships in the digital age / Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD, with Teresa H. Barker.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Subject: Internet and families -- Social aspects. Techonolgy and children -- Social aspects. Digital media -- Social aspects Parenting
Isbn: 9780062082428
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System Items Available: 8
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Format: Book
Author: Steiner-Adair, Catherine, author.
Title: The big disconnect : protecting childhood and family relationships in the digital age / Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD, with Teresa H. Barker.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Internet and families -- Social aspects.
Subjects: Techonolgy and children -- Social aspects.
Subjects: Digital media -- Social aspects
Subjects: Parenting
Other Author: Barker, Teresa author.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-359) and index.
LCCN: bl2013032984
ISBN: 9780062082428
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Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: 303.4834 Ste