52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid: How to Engage with Kids Who Can't Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!Jonathan McKee, Jonathan R. McKee
In 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid, author Jonathan McKee offers help to parents who want to have meaningful interaction with their kids instead of always overreacting to their kids' unhealthy consumption of technology and media. In a world where over 8... Read More
In a world where over 80% of 12- to 17- year olds now own a smartphone, parents are searching for ways to pry their kids' eyes from their devices and engage them in real, face-to-face conversation. McKee provides an abundant supply of useful tips and creative ideas to help parents bond with the Smartphone Generation.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 1, 2016
- UPC: 9781634097079
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 192
- Publish Date: Jul 1, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012030"
- ISBN: 1634097076
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- Tips to Connect Face to Face by Anne on 7/10/2016
Jonathan McKee has given parents an excellent resource in his newest book, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid. With insight from his study of youth culture and trends and his experience working with teens, McKee is well-prepared to share the advice he has compiled in this book. Citing research studies and using his own personal family experiences, he presents, as the book title suggests, 52 ideas for parents to use or springboard from to help their kids learn to communicate face to face. Easy to read, sprinkled with humor, these pearls of wisdom for engaging kids and helping them disconnect from technology are proactive, practical and seemingly easy to put into use. The chapters are short and succinct and at the end have several questions to ponder. The author reminds parents to notice and affirm their kids, to ask questions, to give guardrails and not shackles. Parents are encouraged to practice both bonding and boundaries. "If all we ever do is bark out boundaries, we'll hinder the opportunities to bond." (152) Included at the end of the book is a list of useful questions for parents to utilize as they begin to connect with their kids with the many helpful tips McKee has shared. A great resource for parents who want to build strong relationships with their children.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.