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Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human

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This illuminating investigation takes a fresh look at the role of media in children's lives. An overview of the formidable challenges parents face and creative ways to overcome them are included, as are strategies for turning a home environment from "high-tech" to "high-touch." Moving beyond demonizing the media, this work, like none before it, articulates the difficulties ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Personhood Press
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Apr 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any parent
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Must read book for parents with kids of all ages, even preschool. Very relevant about the fight we are up against in helping our kids learn what they truly need to learn. How we need to be cautious with the media usage in their lives.
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Although it's too late to fix what we did wrong with our own kids, having a better clue for our grandchildren is just as important. Some of the concepts were very understandable; other, not so much. My attitude is colored by years of child-rearing and teaching young children and influenced by Dr. Spock so I'm really not a good judge of all the principles the author supports. I'll lean on a younger parent or two to convince me and help me understand.
Mar 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I liked how this book doesn't make parents feel guilty if their kids are watching a lot of TV or using the computer frequently. But it does focus on how to meet our kids needs (and our own needs) in a world where media is so prevalent. Degaetano shares lots of creative ideas for what to do with kids of different ages to help them become people who use media wisely and creatively.
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Gloria DeGaetano, M.Ed., began her career as a classroom teacher, working with inner-city youth in Seattle. She then worked as an elementary reading specialist, and a year later joined the administrative team to direct the district’s Reading and Language Arts Programs, K-8.

For a decade she served in that capacity, developing new programs and approaches resulting in higher test scores for students,
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