Screens and Teens

Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

Author: Kathy Koch

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802492940

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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If you feel like you’re losing your teen to technology, you’re not alone. Screen time is rapidly replacing family time, and for teens especially, it is hardwiring the way they connect with their world. In Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy helps you make sense of all this and empowers you to respond. She: Exposes the lies that technology can teach your teen Guides you in countering those lies with biblical truths and helpful practices Shares success stories of families who have cut back on technology and prioritized each other Kathy’s research, experience, and relatability all come together for an inspiring book, sure to help you be closer with your kids. "Dr. Kathy continues to inform and inspire me with Screens and Teens. I feel better equipped to parent my kids in our constantly changing world because of her wisdom. Dr. Kathy’s expertise makes her my "go-to" person when I have questions about technology and the way it affects our family. Whether you have kids or not, this book will make you more aware of the tech-driven world we live in and encourage you to make bold, smart choices." -Kirk Cameron, Actor/Producer Grab a pen and get ready to underline, circle, and write "That’s so us!" in the margins. Be equipped to keep your family connected. BONUS: Every book includes an access code to stream or download a powerful 9-session video series (valued at $20) for FREE! In these videos, Dr. Kathy presents eye-opening insights to help you connect with your teen in a whole new way. Designed to be watched prior to reading each chapter, they will help you to engage the book on a deeper level. Details at: www.screensandteens.com/freevideo
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Screens and Teens

Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

Author: Kathy Koch

Publisher: Moody Pub

ISBN: 9780802412690

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Technology is one of the benefits of living in today's world. It is a non-negotiable for success in our educational, vocational, and social cultures. Yet, with all the advantages there are inherent dangers, deceptions, and abuses. Teens often look to their digital tools to make them happy, when you set boundaries or take them away they feel frustrated and incomplete. Unhealthy habits formed in this stage of life easily carry over into adulthood and addictions to technology make other addictions more likely. Screens and Teens applauds the good aspects of the digital age, but also alerts parents to how technology contributes to self-centered character, negative behaviors, and beliefs that inhibit spiritual growth, prescribing manageable solutions regardless of the level of their teen's involvement. Unmasking the lies teenagers tend to believe, like "I must have choices," the book majors on truth, acknowledging that Truth alone brings contentment, freedom, and success.
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How Am I Smart?

A Parent's Guide to Multiple Intelligences

Author: Dr. Kathy Koch

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575674285

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8823

Has your daughter come to you in tears, asking, “Am I smart?" Or has your son wanted to know, “How smart am I?" Dr. Kathy wants children to ask an even more important question, “How am I smart?" When parents determine ways children can be smart, they'll better understand their own children's educational needs and how they learn best. This must-read reveals roots of behavior struggles and relationship conflicts, and their possible solutions. Would you believe that knowing your children's intelligence strengths can also help you raise them to know, believe in, love, and serve God? With great detail and positive insight, Dr. Kathy unfolds the eight different ways intelligence manifests itself through the "multiple intelligences." This practical guide gives you valuable ideas and pays rich dividends for you and your children.
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No More Perfect Kids

Love Your Kids for Who They Are

Author: Jill Savage,Kathy Koch

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802490077

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 4167

Love your kids for who they are. Mom and dad, your kids are created in God's image, not your own. Jill Savage and Kathy Koch will guide you in truly appreciating your kids. They will teach you how to study and become an expert on your children, because you cannot fully embrace them until you truly know them. In No More Perfect Kids, Jill Savage and Kathy Koch equip us with the tools and perspective to: Identify and remove the Perfection Infection from our parenting Release our children from unrealistic expectations Answer the questions our kids are silently asking in a way that gives them the courage and freedom to be themselves Meet the needs of our children, including those with special needs Written in a passionate, candid, and personal tone, the authors will instill within you hope and contentment. You'll be inspired to apply the practical, realistic, and relevant ideas and tactics Jill and Kathy share.
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Raising Responsible Teens in a Digital World

Author: Brian Housman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441238557

Category: Religion

Page: 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.
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8 Great Smarts

Discover and Nurture Your Child's Intelligences

Author: Kathy Koch, PhD

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802493572

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Your child is smart, but does he or she believe it? "Smart" is a power word. Children who believe they’re smart excel more in school and approach life with greater confidence. But children who don’t can struggle to apply themselves. Do you wish your child could see how smart he or she is? Find hope in 8 Great Smarts. You’ll be empowered and equipped with new language and creative ideas for how to: Accept and affirm your child’s unique smarts Motivate your child to learn and study with all 8 smarts Reawaken any "paralyzed" smarts Redirect misbehavior in new, constructive ways Guide your child spiritually, relationally, and to a good career fit Dr. Kathy Koch loves seeing children flourish and helping parents make it happen—and it’s never too late to start. Now is the time to help your child be all that God designed him or her to be. For children of all ages, this application of the theory of multiple intelligences is a revised edition of How Am I Smart?
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Plugged-In Parenting

How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids with Love, Not War

Author: Bob Waliszewski

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604828085

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Plugged-In Parenting comes at a time when parents find themselves between a rock and a hard place. They want to protect their children from the increasingly violent and sexualized content of movies, TV, the Internet, and music as well as cyberbullying and obsessive cell phone texting. But they fear that simply “laying down the law” will alienate their kids. Can parents stay connected to the media while staying connected to God and to each other? This book makes a powerful case for teaching kids media discernment, but doesn’t stop there. It shows how to use teachable moments, evidence from research and pop culture, Scripture, questions, parental example, and a written family entertainment constitution to uphold biblical standards without damaging the parent-child relationship.
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Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness

5 Questions That Will Change Your Life

Author: Dr. Kathy Koch

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575678209

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Your mother always said that you would never amount to much. Or perhaps a teacher asked you to help her because you were just so good at (fill in the blank). Those early messages about our intelligence and worth affect our lives forever ... or do they? How do we find authentic hope and wholeness based on truth, reality, and God's view? Dr. Kathy Koch draws on decades of seminars and workshops geared to the educational community. She knows the right questions to ask. She also knows that intelligence and worth take different forms in each of us. Readers of all ages and stages will benefit from the life-changing wisdom contained in Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness.
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Faith and the Modern Family

How to Raise a Healthy Family in a "Modern Family" World

Author: Craig Jutila

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144126647X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Today's families are big on commitment but short on time. We are inundated with enticing technology, an abundance of activities, and too many events to count. There doesn't seem to be much family time left, does there? With our schedules overflowing and anxiety weighing us down, how do we find family balance and connect with each other? How do we raise healthy families in the midst of our modern world? In Faith and the Modern Family, Craig Jutila offers sound advice for today's modern family and today's modern parents! Craig will guide you through the steps of setting a healthy life pace for your family, including setting priorities, modeling the behavior you want from your children, and planning for your family's future. Also included are downloadable resources--such as "Four Steps on Your Faith Journey" and "Rules for Maintaining a Healthy Social Media Account"--that you can use again and again. With faith and some expert advice, you can stay connected to your modern family in a healthy way!
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Glow Kids

How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance

Author: Nicholas Kardaras

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250097991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses—and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces—the Glow Kids—are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids—a form of interactive educational tool. Don’t believe it. In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology—more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity—has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can. Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids. Glow Kids also includes an opt-out letter and a "quiz" for parents in the back of the book.
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Screen-Smart Parenting

How to Find Balance and Benefit in Your Child's Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices

Author: Jodi Gold

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462518796

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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As a practicing child psychiatrist and mother of three, Jodi Gold has a unique understanding of both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. Dr. Gold weaves together scientific knowledge and everyday practical advice to help you foster your child's healthy relationship to technology, from birth to the teen years. You'll learn: *How much screen time is too much at different ages. *What your kids and teens are actually doing in all those hours online. *How technology affects social, emotional, and cognitive development. *Which apps and games build smarts and let creativity shine. *How your own media habits influence your children. *What you need to know about privacy concerns, cyberbullying, and other dangers. *Ways to set limits that the whole family can live with. Winner (Second Place)—American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Child Health Category
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Growing Up Social

Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World

Author: Gary Chapman,Arlene Pellicane

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802487777

Category: Religion

Page: 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.
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Tech Savvy Parenting: Navigating Your Child's Digital Life

Author: Brian Housman

Publisher: Randall House Publications

ISBN: 9780892656868

Category: Religion

Page: 143

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Every parent struggles to find a balance with cell phones, social networks, and video games in the lives of their kids. Most parents feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to set boundaries for their kids because they don't know what to do with the technology themselves. Tech Savvy Parenting will give parents the practical tools and resources needed to help the whole family use technology wisely and responsibly. It is a valuable resource allowing parents to move from being frustrated to being tech savvy. This full-color book includes 22 infographics and 18 resources that help bring the technical information to life.
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Wired Child

Debunking Popular Technology Myths

Author: Richard Freed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781503211698

Category: Computers and families

Page: 266

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Science is confirming what your heart tells you: In this digital age, our kids need a healthy, family-centered childhood more than ever. As technology ushers in dramatic changes to our lives, the most important contributor to children's well-being is still their connection to family and school. But this connection is threatened by the addictive allure of today's flashy devices. Wired Child cuts through destructive tech myths and gives you practical strategies to build a strong family and foster kids' school success. You'll also learn how to protect children and teens from video game/Internet addiction and help them understand that technology is primarily a tool rather than a toy. This empowering book will give you the confidence to provide your child a loving and rewarding childhood in a digital age.
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Is Your Teen Stressed or Depressed?

A Practical and Inspirational Guide for Parents of Hurting Teenagers

Author: Archibald Hart,Catherine Hart Weber

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418571652

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The teen years are hard enough. But with today's increased pressures to produce at school, stay in step with being cool, and manage a jam-packed schedule, it's no wonder many teens are overwhelmed. The result is a generation experiencing greater stress and feeling more depressed than any other. This book will inspire and equip parents to help their hurting teens. The well-known and widely respected author team of Dr. Catherine Hart Weber and Dr. Arch Hart help parents discover and identify nervousness, irritability, negativity, and low self-esteem, and determine whether their teen's symptoms are caused by physical problems, raging hormones, stress, or depression. Offering practical suggestions, spiritual solutions, and encouragement, this resource helps parents and teens face their own feelings of fear, anger, and hurt. Is Your Teen Stressed or Depressed? will help parents determine whether their child is simply acting like a hormone-raging teenager, or is actually suffereing from too much stress or even depression.
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Parents Rising

8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right

Author: Arlene Pellicane

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802496261

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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How to raise godly children in a godless world Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle? Against the culture, against the busyness, sometimes even against your spouse and kids… Often it seems like everything is against you as a parent, and your everyday life can feel far from joy-filled. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Parents Rising will show you eight cultural trends that parents are up against today and what you can do to claim victory. This book is about growth not guilt. It’s not a pep talk, or a “try harder” speech. This is real help for real problems that every parent faces. It’s a way to focus your efforts so that they’ll be more effective and you’ll be less exhausted.
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Screen Schooled

Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber

Author: Joe Clement,Matt Miles

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613739540

Category: Education

Page: 272

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As two veteran teachers who have taught thousands of students, Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our students. Rather than becoming better problem solvers, kids look to Google to answer their questions for them. Rather than deepening students' intellectual curiosity, educational technology is too often cumbersome and distracting, causing needless frustration and greatly extending homework time. Rather than becoming the great equalizer, electronic devices are widening the achievement gap. On a mission to educate and empower parents, Clement and Miles provide many real-world examples and cite multiple studies showing how technology use has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what's really going on at school: teachers who are powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and antisocial; administrators who are too-easily swayed by the pro-tech "science" sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.
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Screenwise

Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

Author: Devorah Heitner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351817833

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 1955

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.
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Parenting in the Digital World

A Step-By-Step Guide to Internet Safety

Author: Clayton Cranford

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974552542

Category:

Page: 102

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The second edition includes updated parental control guides on all the devices your child is using, and new chapters on critical online safety issues: How to talk to your child about pornography, threats and consequences, how to protect yourself from being hacked, and how to create a culture of safety and accountability in your home. Parenting in the Digital World is brilliantly organized, easy to follow, and offers screen shots and step-by-step instructions on how to manage the privacy settings on different operating systems and applications. The overview of the most popular apps being used today will be an important eye-opener for many caring adults. Knowledge is power and I am delighted to recommend this empowering book! Together, we can stop crimes against children. Be Brave. -Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation Digital Safety is a critical skill that mandates up to date knowledge and third party expertise. Clay Cranford brilliantly delivers both as the Safety Cop. Parenting in the Digital World is a must read for every parent and adult that has the privilege of supporting the success of twenty-first century kids. -Mama Marlaine, Founder Parenting 2.0 "Clay Cranford has done it-provided a handbook to put us, as both parents and educators, one step ahead of our digital teens/tweens. This book provides step by step visuals to help every adult set up privacy settings on every device that is both in our homes and on our teens." -Amy Hemphill, Computer Literacy Educator This book answers the number one question parents of digital kids have today, "How Can I Keep My Child Safe Online?" Parenting in a Digital World is an indispensable guide that should live on the nightstand of every parent raising kids today. -Diana Graber, Co-Founder, Cyberwise.org and Founder, CyberCivics.com Parenting in the Digital World is written by Clayton Cranford, the nation's leading law enforcement educator on social media and online safety for children and recipient of the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award. This easy step-by-step guide will show parents how to create a safe environment on the Internet, social networking apps, and on their children's favorite game consoles. Parenting in the Digital World will include: Step-by-step instructions for enabling all of the hidden settings in your computers, mobile devices, and game consoles to make them safe and secure. - Safety settings on the latest operating systems and game consoles: Windows 8.1, Mac OSX, Apple mobile iOS, Android mobile OS, Xbox 360 & One, and Playstation 4. - Latest and most popular apps for teens rated: What they do, their problems, and if they are safe for children. - A guide to bringing sanity back to your child's digital world by showing parents how to successfully limit "screen time" in their homes. - How to start a conversation about appropriate use of mobile devices and the Internet. - A copy of the Cyber Safety Cop's Internet & Mobile Device Usage Contract. - Steps to successfully dealing with a cyberbullying incident.
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