Raising Responsible Teens in a Digital World

Raising Responsible Teens in a Digital World Author Brian Housman
ISBN-10 9781441238559
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 208
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Brian Housman helps parents become a greater influence in their teen's world, revealing which values motivate teens and offering practical ideas on how families can engage the world through service and love.



Raising Children in a Digital Age

Raising Children in a Digital Age Author Bex Lewix
ISBN-10 9780745956046
Release 2014-02-21
Pages 256
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Twitter, Facebook, blogging, chat rooms, email, the internet and beyond - for most parents, teachers and youth workers, getting to grips with new technology is a bit of a challenge. But keeping children safe is a much bigger one. As technology changes, and young people grasp it faster than the older generations do, it can be a real struggle to know what to do to help, equip and defend. Dr Bex Lewis is an expert in new technology. She knows how it works, what to do and where to go for the latest information. It is rarely possible to keep young people away from new technology, nor is it wise. This book will enable parents, teachers and youth workers to give young people the equipment they need to get the best out of new technology and to avoid the dangers. For more information visit www.lionhudson.com/drbex



Talking Back to Facebook

Talking Back to Facebook Author James P. Steyer
ISBN-10 9781451658118
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 206
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The founder of Common Sense Media counsels parents and teachers on how to protect children from vulnerabilities in today's online and social technology outlets, providing coverage of such topics as content filters, unhealthy media messages, ADD and privacy. Original.



Screenwise

Screenwise Author Devorah Heitner
ISBN-10 9781351817820
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 256
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Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children-if parents help them. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology. Screenwise is a guide to understanding more about what it is like for children to grow up with technology, and to recognizing the special challenges-and advantages-that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. In it, Heitner presents practical parenting "hacks": quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native. The book will empower parents to recognize that the wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid's digital savvy, and help them develop skills for managing the new challenges of parenting. Based on real-life stories from other parents and Heitner's wealth of knowledge on the subject, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible digital citizens.



Naked Parenting

Naked Parenting Author Leah Decesare
ISBN-10 0990532224
Release 2015-11-27
Pages 152
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From social media, apps, video games, texting, cyberbullying, privacy, and identity theft, guiding kids in a digital world can be overwhelming. Parents need concrete strategies to manage technology in our homes in ways that fit our family values and culture. Naked Parenting is parenting stripped down to the bare basics focusing on seven keys to raising kids who are self-sufficient, confident, respectful, and resilient. The seven keys - love, honesty, communication, responsibility, discipline, mistakes, and gratitude - guide the discussion in this book on technology and cyberspace. Naked Parenting approaches parenting in an honest, direct, and realistic way. Guiding children with love, nurturing their strengths and self image, and instilling personal responsibility are at the heart of Naked Parenting. It's hard, if not impossible, for parents to keep up with the pace of technology. Forget juggling work, kids, commitments, volunteer jobs, and laundry. The good news is you don't need to be literate in every new thing that crops up. However, you do need an awareness and a parenting framework that adapts to whatever comes next. We need ways to manage technology in our homes in a big picture, broad way that will teach our children good digital citizenship, online responsibility, self-regulation, and how to benefit from technologies while staying safe. It's a huge and important job. So how do we tackle all of that? Naked Parenting: Guiding Kids in a Digital World gives usable tips applicable broadly to the digital world from a parenting perspective instead of from a techie viewpoint. While some specifics are used in examples and stories throughout the book, this is not meant to teach you any details about any currently popular Internet or mobile innovation. With the rapid changes in technologies, I want to give you tools that transcend specific platforms, devices, video games, or the app of the moment. The principles of Naked Parenting overlap, interrelate, and reinforce one another. Understanding these seven keys will help you apply them across the countless scenarios of parenting through all stages and ages.



Becoming a Media Mentor

Becoming a Media Mentor Author Claudia Haines
ISBN-10 9780838914717
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 176
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Foreword by Chip Donohue In a time of rapidly changing technologies, the role of the youth services librarian has expanded to include the realm of digital media. Supporting children’s literacy now means serving as a media mentor. This book empowers youth services staff to confidently assist families and caregivers as they navigate the digital world, guiding them towards digital media experiences that will translate into positive and productive lifelong learning skills, regardless of format. Melding the latest research and key messages from a variety of experts with replicable examples, this book defines what it means to be a media mentor, providing historical background and context;outlines three types of media mentorship: media advisory, programming, and access to curated media;outlines the implications of media mentorship in libraries, focusing on a shift from the notion of “screen time” to “healthy media decisions”;draws on detailed case studies from a wide variety of libraries and community partnerships to showcase inspiring media mentorship in action with ages 0-14;provides guidelines for working with diverse families and caregivers; andexplores management issues around media mentorship, ALSC competencies, suggestions of additional resources, and professional development.Guiding children’s librarians to define, solidify, and refine their roles as media mentors, this book in turn will help facilitate digital literacy for children and families.



Letting Go with Love and Confidence

Letting Go with Love and Confidence Author Kenneth Ginsburg M.D.
ISBN-10 9781101517338
Release 2011-08-02
Pages 368
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A parenting guide to adolescence - a sensible and considerate resource for navigating your teen to adulthood, transforming a traditional time of strife into an opportunity for positive growth for both you and your child. For parents, nurturing their teens to become healthy, well-adjusted adults seems more challenging now than ever before. There are many pressures for kids to grow up faster than they should. Here, renowned adolescent medicine specialist Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., and award-winning journalist Susan FitzGerald offer parents a practical, thoughtful strategy for guiding children through all the turning points on the way to adulthood - the "whens" and "hows" of adolescence. Letting Go with Live and Confidence helps parents achieve five goals: Manage Their Own Emotions. Many parents are conflicted about their teens growing up. The desire to keep things the way they've always been may get in the way of wise parental decisions. This book addresses the emotional turmoil that surrounds letting go, and urges parents to care for themselves, so they can better care for their children. Reduce Conflict Around the Whens. It's the everyday "When can I?" questions that trigger many struggles. Parents will learn to turn potential sources of conflict into opportunities for growth as they consider 18 scenarios, including When is my child ready to stay home alone? Get a cell phone? Manage money? Date? Drive? Minimize Anxiety Over the Hows. Certain subjects are tough to talk about and the stakes in these conversations are high. How in the world do you talk about sex? Drugs? Peer pressure? Parents will learn how to approach critical topics with honesty and clarity, increasing the chances that they'll actually be heard. Gain Confidence To Make the Right Decisions. Parents reading this book will be better prepared to make decisions because they'll have a strategy to apply to each situation and gain new insight into their child's developmental needs. Understand That Nurturing Independence Is An Act of Love. The ultimate goal of parenting is to produce a well-adjusted adult. When teens understand that their parents support their independence, they're less likely to rebel. As importantly, when independence is not a battle, families can move toward lifelong interdependence. Letting Go with Live and Confidence is filled with the latest findings on successful parenting and is infused with Dr. Ginsburg's expert advice on how to build resilience in teens. This comprehensive volume also contains stories from real parents from diverse backgrounds who have faced the challenges of raising teens. Empowering and groundbreaking, this book is a one-stop resource to parenting teens in the twenty-first century.



The Tug of War

The Tug of War Author Mark Guido
ISBN-10 9781500470401
Release 2014-06-16
Pages 140
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This Book Is Written for All Adults: From Young to Middle-Aged to Time-Honored. Designed not only for couples ready to start a family or parents with families already rooted regardless of being Single, Married or Separated.But for all adults which may well be friends, neighbors and grand-parents. Others that might use the clear-sightedness of this book are Teachers, Administrators, Psychologists, and other individuals in positions of influence and of authority. Any adult wishing to understand the underlying effects of the new modern parenting standards; child-rearing influences from culture, society, and other authorities - will find the identified culprits which help adversely shape our children's perception of the real-world can readily benefit from this book. A Straightforward, Refreshingly Honest Look at the Opportunities and Challenges that Face Parents in Raising Teenagers Today! The Tug of War: Raising Teens in our Seductive Society frankly depicts the real values our children should have instilled in them, and debunks the empty and materialistic non-values of modern society for what they are. Provides The Sense and Sensibilities to Help You Take Back Your Children from The Contemporary Issues Affecting Family. This book shows parents how to regain structure and control in their households without children running wild. We distinguish that humans are deeply social creatures, and that collective influences can lead to certain types of behaviors. This book offers intimate, socially-conscious solutions to those and many other problems. About The Author. Drawing upon his extensive backgrounds in business, psychology and motivational research, author Mark Guido brings unique and useful insights to the hard, but rewarding work of raising healthy, happy, and successful teens. This Guide will Show You How To:• Start a good behavior foundation in the early-years • Create boundaries and discipline rules that your kids agree to • Effectively promote enjoyable interests and creative hobbies • Establish the basis of healthy self-esteem and good character building • Teach self-control, responsibility and develop motivation to achieve maturity • Initiate freedoms: knowing how and when – to cut the cord You'll Learn How To: • Respond but not always react: Overcome knee-jerk responses • Know when too many choices confuses them and “Less is More” • Change habits by re-prioritizing the digital and 'hurried' world • Form a firm foundation for you and your family's happiness • Develop a positive, respectful and rewarding relationship with your teen • Create a life-long shared bond between you and your children Start Having Your Children Learn and Practice the Values You Always Wanted Them To:Scroll up, click the Add to Cart button & get started today!



Odd Girl Out

Odd Girl Out Author Rachel Simmons
ISBN-10 9781405513630
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 432
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When Odd Girl Out was first published, it ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace. In this revised and updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. Including the latest research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.



Raising a Digital Child

Raising a Digital Child Author Mike Ribble
ISBN-10 1564842509
Release 2009-01
Pages 167
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As a parent, do you ever wonder how you can possibly keep up with all the new technologies your children take for granted? Cell phones, online games, instant messaging, social networking, and other technologies have all become so important in the daily of lives of young people. The kids view this new digital culture as a normal way of life, even though as parents you may feel overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar challenges. Cyber bullies, stalkers, identity theft, intellectual property theftits hard to know just what you can do to confront the risks. You want your children to enjoy all the benefits a technological society has to offer, but at the same time, you want them to stay safe and act as responsible members of society. Raising a Digital Child is your guide to many of the newest and most popular technologies, in parent-friendly language, along with discussions of the risks each might harbor, and the types of behaviors that every child should learn in order to become good a citizen in this new digital world. Also available: Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools - ISBN 1564842347 Safe Practices for Life Online: A Guide for Middle and High School - ISBN 1564842487 About the Author Mike Ribble has served as a classroom biology teacher, a secondary school administrator, a network manager for a community college, and a university instructor. He received a doctorate in educational leadership from Kansas State University. He is also co-author of the best-selling Digital Citizenship in Schools (ISTE 2007).



Power Down Parent Up

Power Down   Parent Up Author Holli Kenley
ISBN-10 9781615993505
Release
Pages 44
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Electronic Media Can Endanger As Well As Empower Your Kids In this decade, our digital world has grown exponentially as has the degree of time both adults and children are spending on their screens. Not surprisingly, researchers are discovering a myriad of unhealthy behaviors associated with excessive screen time. In “Power Down & Parent Up”, Kenley expands on her groundbreaking book Cyber Bullying No More, giving parents/guardians effective strategies to integrate into their lives and their children’s. How can we navigate a tech-driven world and raise tech-healthy children? Tackle cyber bullying head-on by implementing a concise “Parent Up” approach with proven strategies for Protection, Intervention, and Prevention."Power Down" on screen dependence and become fully informed about its growing health concerns and consequences.Learn Seven Proactive Practices such as goal setting and creating a family plan to reduce screen time.Discover Four Healthy Guidelines to add to our parenting toolbox such as learning how to communicate about the false nature of cyber worth and cultivate our children’s real worth. "Rather imply that families can return to some idealistic less complicated time without Facebook, sexting, social networks, and Twitter, and whatever else comes along, Kenley's booklet will help parents mitigate possible harm to their children as they integrate this technology hopefully into healthy lives and relationships." --Ronald Mah, M.A. LMFT, author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood and The One Minute Temper Tantrum Solution "Holli addresses children's readiness for technology as well as rules, contracts and education for parents to consider for their children as they introduce or allow entry of new technology into their lives. Cyber bullying and victimization are concerns addressed as well as internet resources for parents, with tools for protection, interventions and prevention--a must for parents in our technological world." --Lani Stoner, Marriage and Family Therapist Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com



Positive Discipline for Teenagers

Positive Discipline for Teenagers Author Jane Nelsen
ISBN-10 9780770436551
Release 2012
Pages 261
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The Me Me Me Epidemic Deluxe

The Me  Me  Me Epidemic Deluxe Author Amy McCready
ISBN-10 9781101992357
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 336
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Cure your kids of the entitlement epidemic so they develop happier, more productive attitudes that will carry them into a successful adulthood. Whenever Amy McCready mentions the "entitlement epidemic" to a group of parents, she is inevitably met with eye rolls, nodding heads, and loaded comments about affected children. It seems everywhere one looks, there are preschoolers who only behave in the grocery store for a treat, narcissistic teenagers posting selfies across all forms of social media, and adult children living off their parents. Parenting expert Amy McCready reveals in this book that the solution is to help kids develop healthy attitudes in life. By setting up limits with consequences and training them in responsible behavior and decision making, parents can rid their homes of the entitlement epidemic and raise confident, resilient, and successful children. Whether parents are starting from scratch with a young toddler or navigating the teen years, they will find in this book proven strategies to effectively quell entitled attitudes in their children.



Growing Up Social

Growing Up Social Author Gary Chapman
ISBN-10 9780802487773
Release 2014-08-25
Pages 240
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Is technology drawing your family together or driving it apart? In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with a parent. While technology can benefit us, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development. In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes . . . starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Learn how to: Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference Discover what's working for families that have become screen savvy Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done Now is the time to equip your child with a healthy involvement with screens and an even healthier involvement with others.



What a Girl Needs From Her Mom

What a Girl Needs From Her Mom Author Cheri Fuller
ISBN-10 9781441265104
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 224
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Mystified by the situations girls face today? There's a good reason, Mom. Our girls are growing up in a completely different world than we did. But whether your daughter is very young or a teenager, you can equip yourself with the wisdom and practical help she needs for the pressures and decisions ahead. With keen insight and warm encouragement, Cheri Fuller shares how you can become a more welcome influence at every stage in your daughter's life. Drawing from her own experiences and the expertise of others, Cheri answers all the top questions, including: "How can I help my girl avoid the dangers of social media and navigate the digital world?" "How can I counter society's unhealthy messages about body image and sexuality? "How can I help my daughter (and me!) deal with her emotional ups and downs?" "What are the best ways to instill good values?" "How can I help her grow a firm faith in God?" Filled with trustworthy suggestions, this book will help you steer your daughter toward becoming a healthy, confident young woman. Includes Reflection Questions for Personal or Group Use Great for understanding granddaughters, too!



ToughLOVE

ToughLOVE Author Lisa Stiepock
ISBN-10 9781476733265
Release 2016-10-18
Pages 400
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Draws on advice from Ivy League medical school professors, best-selling authors and top parenting coaches to offer balanced, practical advice for child care that emphasizes nurturing, boundaries and structure. Original. 40,000 first printing.



Patterns of Rationality

Patterns of Rationality Author Tommaso Bertolotti
ISBN-10 9783319177861
Release 2015-04-29
Pages 278
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This book proposes an applied epistemological framework for investigating science, social cognition and religious thinking based on inferential patterns that recur in the different domains. It presents human rationality as a tool that allows us to make sense of our (physical or social) surroundings. It shows that the resulting cognitive activity produces a broad spectrum of outputs, such as scientific models and experimentation, gossip and social networks, but also ancient and contemporary deities. The book consists of three parts, the first of which addresses scientific modeling and experimentation, and their application to the analysis of scientific rationality. Thus, this part continues the tradition of eco-cognitive epistemology and abduction studies. The second part deals with the relationship between social cognition and cognitive niche construction, i.e. the evolutionarily relevant externalization of knowledge onto the environment, while the third part focuses on what is commonly defined as “irrational”, thus being in a way dialectically opposed to the first part. Here, the author demonstrates that the “irrational” can be analyzed by applying the same epistemological approach used to study scientific rationality and social cognition; also in this case, we see the emergence of patterns of rationality that regulate the relationships between agents and their environment. All in all, the book offers a coherent and unitary account of human rationality, providing a basis for new conceptual connections and theoretical speculations.