Parenting and Caring Collection: Parenting and Technology
This guide showcases UCD Library books on aspects of stages of parenting and caring for parents
Parenting & Technology Books
Parenting Well in a Media Age by Gloria DeGaetanoThis illuminating investigation takes a fresh look at the role of media in children's lives. An overview of the formidable challenges parents face and creative ways to overcome them are included, as are strategies for turning a home environment from "high-tech" to "high-touch." Moving beyond demonizing the media, this work, like none before it, articulates the difficulties of parenting in our depersonalized society. It offers hopeful alternatives for all parents wanting to protect children from, and teach children about, media's impact.
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The New Childhood by Jordan SmithJordan Shapiro believes we need to rethink parental attitudes to technology. There's a damaging orthodoxy that presents screen-time as the ultimate modern parenting evil and the only acceptable response to it is restriction. Shapiro, psychologist, educational pioneer and father of two, draws on cutting-edge research in education, philosophy, neuroscience and psychology to show we've let fear and nostalgia stand in the way of our children's best interests.
In his optimistic, inspiring and practical guide to the new, digital frontier of childhood, he reframes gaming, social media and smartphones to offer fresh, evidence-based advice on how to take a more progressive approach.
Call Number: 004.678083SHA
Viral Parenting by Mindy McKnightA cross between Jen Hatmaker and Rosalind Wiseman, VIRAL PARENTING is a guide to raising responsible, safe, and communicative kids in the digital world. From cell phone contracts, rules for earning an allowance, and creating a family mantra, this book teaches readers to solve problems before they happen. Using guided conversations, device checks, and respectful but firm oversight, the McKnights have raised a close-knit family and navigated the complexity of being world-wide internet celebrities with grace. in VIRAL PARENTING, Mindy shares all the tools she uses to establish family rules for kids of all ages about privacy, bullying, respectfulness, and family time, while emphasizing the importance of trust and open communication. Her rules help families prevent fights before they happen, and encourage conversation over passive aggressive behavior. This book teaches parents of any child or teen how to set non-negotiable guidelines and offer a savvy perspective toward privacy that audiences have been begging for. With the use of real cell phone contracts, example allowance agreements, and other tangible solutions to real-life problems, Mindy provides answers to the tough parenting questions in a step-by-step approach.
Call Number: 306.874MCK
Parent Alert How to keep your kids safe online by Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adamsct now and get savvy to ensure your kids can enjoy the best of the internet and social media - without the risks.
This practical go-to guide explains all the digital dangers kids face when they visit chat rooms, share selfies, use apps, and explore the internet.
Worried about what their own teenagers get up to, best friends Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams team up with international security expert Will Geddes. They ask the questions, and Will gives the answers, with simple action plans, preventative steps, and advice on how to recognise the warning signs.
Your child's experiences online can potentially impact them for many years to come. Learn how to avoid internet dangers and help them stay safe online.
Call Number: 004.678083SAW
Social Media and Mental Health by Claire EdwardsSocial Media and Mental Health: Handbook for Parents and Guardians will help you navigate the tricky waters surrounding your child¿s use of the internet. Written by a clinical psychologist experienced in the field of adolescent mental health, it will highlight the challenges of parenting in the digital age, and offer tips and advice on how to keep your children safe online.