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Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

Kathy Koch, Kathy Koch Phd
Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

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 m... Read More

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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.
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2015
  • UPC: 9780802412690
  • Height: 0.41
  • Width: 5.50
  • Length: 8.50
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish Date: Mar 1, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL012030"
  • ISBN: 0802412696

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Valuable Insight for Everyone, not just Teens by Ruby on 3/11/2015
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Dr Kathy Koch is always an inspiring speaker and this book challenges me. In our very tech-y household, we have real challenges and addictions to technology and screens. Screens And Teens is definitely challenging what had become our norm! Too much screen time had compromised the social skills of everyone in my household… not just my kids. When we tried screen-free days, my kids couldn’t get along at first! Talk about an eye-opener!! But this book isn’t just for parenting. I appreciate Dr Koch’s insight and am gradually making concrete changes for the good of my family. This book is very real and applicable to anyone in today’s world! There are great practical tips on how to balance the gifts of technology, while encouraging us to focus on what really matters.

For parents of kids of all ages by Tammy on 3/5/2015
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Poignant and practical. In this latest book, Dr. Kathy Koch lays out a revealing look at the way technology is affecting our kids, our families, and relationships with one another. She shares how our digital world is shaping the way kids view themselves, their world and their faith. Not only does she bring to light these issues with our kids, she helps parents see how our own attraction to electronics influences the way we lead, teach and nurture our kids. The best part is that Dr. Koch leaves us with practical answers to these issues. Each chapter provides adjustments in our attitudes and actions that can make a significant difference in the way we connect to our kids.

Practical book of truth and hope that will help you think about how you use your screens well! by Sarah on 3/3/2015
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Want to play two truths and a lie with your teens and their screens? Read #screensandteens to help play with some 'we can' statements to help your teens connect to life. It's a book I think we need to read long before our kids our teens, and I also think some of us who love the 21st Century tools and media, may need to read for ourselves.

In the book, Dr. Koch presents five truths we need to be aware of and the lies that we tell to keep up with our wrong thinking. She explains each one, it's connection to screens, and then shares examples of the truth with simple fixes.

Teens find their purpose, security and identity these days in their social media, and unfortunately so do some adults. This is the world we are in, and it can seem like it's not going to be an easy fix. But that's why I loved this book. We find hope and help to move on!

Dr. Kathy suggests some great ideas, resources, and concepts to help us lead our teens (and maybe even our own minds) toward maturity. She takes this challenge heartily through the rest of the book!

She gets us to THINK. She gives us a plan for moving on with HOPE and knowing we can overcome.

So how do we 'fix' these thoughts in our kids (or our own brains), read Screens and Teens to find out! It's a fast read, easily comprehended, but probably a book I will re-read on occasion, as imparting the truth into even my brain will be a battle of the old vs new nature in my life.

I've had the privilege to read an advanced copy of this book, and I was asked to review it, but I have to say, it's a book I will read more than once, I found it helpful, inspiring and practical. So I'd suggest others purchasing it!! And I wasn't required to give the book a favorable review, this is my own opinion.


Activate Your Faith - Phillipians 4:13
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