THE BIG DISCONNECT PROTECTING CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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The Big Disconnect

Author : Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD.
ISBN : 9780062082442
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table? What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones? Should you be your child's Facebook friend? As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain? As renowned clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explains, families are in crisis around this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects, but children desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot: close, significant interactions with the adults in their lives. Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents, and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater under-standing, authority, and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms. We all know that deep connection with the people we love means everything to us. It's time to look with fresh eyes and an open mind at the disconnection we are experiencing from our extreme device dependence. It's never too late to put down the iPad and come to the dinner table.
Category: Family & Relationships

Author : ألبرتو مانغويل
ISBN : 9786140300392
Genre : Literary Criticism
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تسعة وثلاثون تأملاً في بهجة القراءة، يأخذنا عبرها ألبرتو مانغويل في رحلة أدبية استثنائية ترفدها مرويّاتُ هوميروس ودانتي، وموضوعاتٌ تمتدّ من بينوكيو إلى أليس، ومن بورخيس إلى تشي غيفارا. يبيّن مانغويل كيف تضفي الكلمات التناغم على العالم وتمنحنا "أمكنة آمنة قليلة، حقيقيةً كالورق ومنعشة كالحبر، فتهبنا مأوى ومائدة في عبورنا خلل الغابة المظلمة والمجهولة الاسم".
Category: Literary Criticism

Author : Stuart Brown
ISBN : 9786035038867
Genre : Self-Help
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نستكشف من خلال اللَّعب كيف يسير عالمنا، وكيف يتفاعل الأصدقاء مع بعضهم، ونتعلم تفسير كثير من الغموض والإثارة التي يمكن أن تواجهنا في الحياة؛ فربُّ الأسرة يستطيع من خلال اللَّعب مع عائلته وضع قوانين ودساتير تنظم حياة أولاده، فضلاً عن أنه يكتشف عن طريق هذه الأنشطة السلبيات فيقوِّمها، والإيجابيات فيعززها، ويشيع جوًّا من الألفة، ويزيد الترابط الاجتماعي، ويخلف ذكريات جميلة لا تُنسى. أما الأصدقاء، سواء أكانوا أصدقاء دراسة، أم مهنة، أم وظيفة، أم أيَّ مجال من مجالات الحياة، فإن اللَّعب يشيع في الفريق جوًّا من الألفة والمحبة، ويجدِّد الروابط، ويُقدِّم نشاطًا ودفعًا معنويًّا لزيادة العمل والإنتاج. إذًا، اللَّعب ليس للأطفال أو لتضييع الوقت بما لا طائل منه، وإنما هو أساس التفكير الحضاري، والجوهر الذي يجعل الحياة تنبض بالحيوية والنشاط، إنه لأفراد المجتمع كلهم على اختلاف فئاتهم، علاوة على أنه للأعمار كلها أيضًا. يبحث هذا الكتاب في فهم اللَّعب، واستخدامه في العثور على الحقائق التي تعتمل في أنفسنا، وكيفية التعبير عنها؛ إنه يدور حول تسخير القوة التي تشكلت في دواخلنا، تلك القوة التي تتيح لنا اكتشاف أعماقنا وتوسيع عالمنا. - هل تحب اللَّعب؟ - هل تظن أن اللَّعب مضيعة للوقت؟ - هل تلعب مع أطفالك؟ - هل تشعر بالذنب إذا فقدت بعض وقتك في اللَّعب؟ العبيكان 2017
Category: Self-Help

Swimming Upstream

Author : Laura Choate
ISBN : 9780199391158
Genre : Social Science
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A guide to help parents teach their daughters to resist negative cultural messages. Never before have adolescent girls faced so many confusing and contradictory expectations. From a young age, popular culture teaches girls that their worth is based on their appearance, their ability to gain attention, and an ever-increasing accrual of accomplishments. With such unattainable standards, it is no wonder that many girls experience stress, self-doubt, and even mental health problems. Girls struggle to develop an authentic sense of self, even as they attempt to meet a set of impossible cultural expectations. Many parents feel helpless against the onslaught of negative influences targeting their daughters, but in Swimming Upstream: Parenting Girls for Resilience in a Toxic Culture, Laura Choate offers a message of reassurance. This book provides parents with a set of straightforward tools they can use to help their daughters navigate the trials and demands of contemporary girlhood. Choate draws upon years of research and counseling literature to teach parents how to instill the power of resilience in their daughters, including developing a positive body image, maintaining healthy relationships with friends and romantic partners, and navigating high-pressure academic environments. Based on cutting-edge research, this book contains the strategies that parents need to prepare their daughters with the life skills they need to resist destructive cultural influences. Though the journey through modern girlhood may be complicated - and even treacherous - this guide offers a user-friendly way for parents to help their daughters thrive in the midst of the negative pressures of modern culture. Practical and engaging, Swimming Upstream is a must-read for parents of girls of all ages.
Category: Social Science

Diversity Programming For Digital Youth Promoting Cultural Competence In The Children S Library

Author : Jamie Campbell Naidoo
ISBN : 9781610694889
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Combining information about outreach to diverse populations, selection of culturally diverse children's print and digital media, and library programming, this book is the tool librarians need to promote cultural understanding through engaging children's programs designed for today's culturally diverse youth. • Provides specific evaluation criteria for selecting high-quality new digital media with cultural content • Offers outlines for digital storytime programs that combine new digital media with children's literature representing diverse cultures • Presents examples of successful cultural literacy programs for children and families • Describes how librarians can promote cultural competence in children via new digital media and match digital apps with multicultural children's literature for use in library programming • Includes interviews with successful children's librarians engaged in cultural literacy programs and digital storytimes
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Author : دار الساقي
ISBN : 9786140300187
Genre : Literary Criticism
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«المكتبة في الليل» هو القصة الآسرة للدور الحيوي الذي لعبته المكتبة في حضارتنا. ففي كتابه «تاريخ القراءة»، الأكثر مبيعاً على المستوى العالمي والمستوحى من عملية تكوين مكتبة في بيته في فرنسا، يبني ألبرتو مانغويل على نظرية أنّ المكتبات تجسّد ذاكرات الأفراد وكافة الثقافات. كراوٍ ومثيرٍ للإدهاش، يعتمد على مصادر فيها من التنوّع ما كان على رفّ كتبه في طفولته ومكتبات الإنترنت «الكاملة»، ويمتدّ مجاله من مصر القديمة حتى غوغل. «المكتبة في الليل» رحلة أخاذة عبر المعرفة الهائلة من الكتب والحضارات.
Category: Literary Criticism

Handbook Of Research On Examining Global Peacemaking In The Digital Age

Author : Cook, Bruce L.
ISBN : 9781522530336
Genre : Political Science
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Violent behavior has become deeply integrated into modern society and it is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. Examining peacemaking strategies through a critical and academic perspective can assist in resolving violence in societies around the world. The Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the utilization of peacemaking in media, leadership, and religion. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as human rights, spirituality, and the Summer of Peace, this publication is an ideal resource for policymakers, universities and colleges, graduate-level students, and organizations seeking current research on the application of conflict resolution and international negotiation.
Category: Political Science

The Class

Author : Julian Sefton-Green
ISBN : 9781479884575
Genre : Computers
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Do today’s youth have more opportunities than their parents? As they build their own social and digital networks, does that offer new routes to learning and friendship? How do they navigate the meaning of education in a digitally connected but fiercely competitive, highly individualized world? Based upon fieldwork at an ordinary London school, The Class examines young people's experiences of growing up and learning in a digital world. In this original and engaging study, Livingstone and Sefton-Green explore youth values, teenagers’ perspectives on their futures, and their tactics for facing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The authors follow the students as they move across their different social worlds—in school, at home, and with their friends, engaging in a range of activities from video games to drama clubs and music lessons. By portraying the texture of the students’ everyday lives, The Class seeks to understand how the structures of social class and cultural capital shape the development of personal interests, relationships and autonomy. Providing insights into how young people’s social, digital, and learning networks enable or disempower them, Livingstone and Sefton-Green reveal that the experience of disconnections and blocked pathways is often more common than that of connections and new opportunities.
Category: Computers

More Than Happy

Author : Serena B. Miller
ISBN : 9781476753416
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In the tradition of Bringing Up Bebe and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, an in-depth look at the practices and principles of Amish parents and how they raise children who are self-sufficient, hard-working, and remarkably happy. The more time Serena Miller spent in Holmes County, Ohio, doing research for her popular Amish novels, the more she began to notice something—Amish children were the happiest children she’d ever seen. Despite not having modern toys and conveniences, they are joyful, serene, calm, and respectful—not to mention whipping up full meals and driving buggies before most of us will allow our children to walk to school alone. And yet, when she started asking questions about what these parents were doing differently, she was startled to learn that happiness is not a goal Amish strive for at all. In More Than Happy Miller uncovers many surprising insights, including the significance of real responsibilities, the wisdom of unplugging from technology, the value of unstructured time to play, the importance of firm rules, and the importance of each teenager’s freedom to decide what is best for their future. Full of practical takeaways, More Than Happy shows you how to apply the basic principles and parenting techniques the Amish use, so you can raise happy, well-adjusted kids.
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How To Raise A Drug Free Kid

Author : Joseph A. Califano
ISBN : 9781476728490
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The highly acclaimed comprehensive guide to getting your child through the formative pre-teen, teen, and college years drug-free—now completely revised and updated. Nearly every child will be offered drugs or alcohol before graduating high school, and excessive drinking is common at most colleges. But the good news is that a child who gets to age twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol or prescription drugs is virtually certain never to do so. Drawing on more than two decades of research at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia), founder Joseph A. Califano, Jr., presents a clear, common-sense guide to helping kids stay drug-free. All parents dream of a healthy, productive, and fulfilling future for their children; Califano shows which specific actions work and what parents can do to teach, protect, and empower their children to have the greatest chance of making that future come true. Teenagers who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are twice as likely never to try them, and this book provides the tools parents need to prepare their children for those crucial decision-making moments. In this revised and updated edition, Califano tackles some of the newest obstacles standing between our kids and a drug-free life—from social media sites and cell phone apps to the explosion in prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and the increased dangers and addictive power of marijuana. He reveals what teens can’t or won’t tell their parents about their thoughts on drugs and alcohol, and combines the latest research with his discussions with thousands of parents and teens about the challenges that widespread access to drugs and alcohol present, and how parents can instill in their teens the will and skills to choose not to use. Califano’s insightful and lively guide is as readable as it is informative.
Category: Family & Relationships