The Big Disconnect

The Big Disconnect

Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Book - 2013
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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 understanding, 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. - Publisher.
Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater understanding, authority, and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution and how families can combat the disconnection we are experiencing from our extreme device dependence.
Published: New York :, Harper,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062082428
0062082426
Branch Call Number: 303.4834 STE
Characteristics: 374 pages ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Barker, Teresa - Author

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Jul 09, 2017

The Big Disconnect, while published only 4 years ago, is already a bit out of date. Girls don't use Facebook much anymore, where women over 35 do. The book is repetitive too and could be half the length. I am 2/3 through it without feeling that it has provided me with actionable strategies. There are likely more succinct resources online to understand the issue and what to do to change tech in the family.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

The Big Disconnect is an up to date account of the impacts that technology can have on families.

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