July 21, 2013

The Big Disconnect

cover image of The Big Disconnect
Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
Catherine Steiner-Adair and Teresa H. Barker

Why do toddlers want to play with cell phones? Because they see the way that thing in mom's hand grabs all her attention -- and who doesn't know the dad at the soccer game who is busy checking email and misses his son scoring a goal. Yet that same dad expects his son's undivided attention at dinner. Having a sustainable family takes work when the internet is invading our homes. Based on her years of practice and interviews specifically about the effects of technology on the family unit, psychologist Steiner-Adair presents sample cases and advice for everyone to set ground rules and devote time to each other.