Managing Screen Time: A Parenting Guide with No Tech Skills Required
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Join psychologist and author Roni Cohen-Sandler for a conversation about the powerful, practical strategies parents can utilize that allow teens to benefit from technology while minimizing risk. Technology use is now ubiquitous among young people. If kids don’t already have smartphones and social media, they are probably begging their parents to get them. But with all that’s been written about dangers to kids’ safety and emotional well-being, parents are understandably worried about how to guide them to use digital devices responsibly.
Mothers and fathers raising teens and tweens today feel especially daunted because they didn’t grow up with social media or mobile phones. It is therefore reassuring for them to learn that they already have the skills they need (1) basic principles of effective parenting and (2) expertise on what matters most—their kids. Mothers and fathers will be taught to apply this knowledge to 10 powerful, practical strategies, giving them far more confidence that kids can reap the benefits of technology while minimizing its risks.
Roni Cohen-Sandler is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in parenting; the issues of women and adolescent girls, mother-daughter relationships; and neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Cohen-Sandler has written four parenting books: the just-released Anything But My Phone, Mom! Raising Emotionally Resilient Daughters in the Digital Age, along with I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!” A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict; Trust Me, Mom—Everyone Else is Going! and Stressed-out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure. She has been a guest on national television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and NPR. Her expert opinion has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Parenting, Family Circle, Teen Vogue, and Redbook, among others.