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Unplug Your Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, Active and Well-Adjusted Children in the Digital Age

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TV. Web Surfing. IMing. Text Messaging. Video Games. iPods.
Kids today are plugged into so much, so much of the time, it’s hard to keep track. But parents do know this much: It’s too much, already! In this book, parent and scholar David Dutwin, Ph.D., shows parents everywhere how to cut the digital cord and free their children to play and learn the old-fashioned way - activ
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Adams Media (first published January 1st 2008)
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Libbydale
May 04, 2010 rated it liked it
This book provides good practical statistics and information on how to protect and direct your child's use of the tv, internet, and video games at every stage from birth to teenager. It includes information on ratings and how to use these to your advantage as a parents, as well as use of a V-chip and internet filters. I feel the title of the book is a bit misleading. I thought it would be more about truly unplugging your kids for good, but the author is a realist. We live in the age of technolog ...more
Karren
Even though I only rated this 3 stars I highly recommend it. The author is careful to only use research as the basis for his recommendations, which I appreciated. I didn't agree with all of his attitudes (as other reviewers have commented, he is much more permissive than the title of the book implies). Regardless, I appreciated his desire to manage media consumption in a balanced and realistic way.

The chapters are organized by children's age/phase and he goes through ratings, filters, etc. in a
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Lupine
Well, more skimmed really but found some very interesting nuggets. A lot of good information on how to have technology work for good and not evil in your home and with your kids. I'll need to read it again in about two years I think.
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