The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital by Anya Kamenetz

By Anya Kamenetz

the most recent new release of kids is uncovered to ubiquitous expertise, greater than any iteration that preceded them. they're photographed with smartphones from the instant they are born, and start interacting with monitors at round 4 months previous. is that this excellent news or undesirable information? A terrific chance to attach all over the world? Or step one in making a new release of addled reveal zombies? in actual fact, there isn't any highway map for navigating this territory.

But whereas many were speedy to claim this the sunrise of a neurological and emotional trouble, good technological know-how at the topic is strangely demanding to come by means of. during this publication, Anya Kamenetz--an specialist on either schooling and know-how, in addition to a mom of 2 younger children--takes a refreshingly functional examine the topic. Surveying thousands of fellow mom and dad on their practices and concepts, and slicing via a thicket of inconclusive reviews and overblown claims, she hones an easy message, a riff on Michael Pollan's famous "food rules": take pleasure in monitors. now not an excessive amount of. typically with others.
This short yet robust dictum kinds the spine of a philosophy that would aid mom and dad live on the ubiquity of expertise of their kid's lives, slash their panic, and create room for a contented, fit kinfolk existence. Kamenetz's refined but functional considering is an important therapy for an age of anxiety.

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