The Big Disconnect

The Big Disconnect Author Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD.
ISBN-10 9780062082442
Year 2013-08-13
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

Die Susi Krise

Die Susi Krise Author Wäis Kiani
ISBN-10 9783492967525
Year 2015-09-14
Pages 320
Language de
Publisher Piper ebooks
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Stirb Susi! So hieß der Schlachtruf, als Frauen merkten, dass sie sich neben diesen soften Frauenverstehern nicht sexy fühlen und sich den echten Mann zurückwünschten. Doch die Susis haben nicht nur überlebt, sondern sich auch rapide vermehrt und sind schuld an der Susi-Krise: Die Frauen sind attraktiv, klug, selbstbewusst und wissen, was sie wollen. Die Männer haben ihre Haare verloren, lassen sich einen Bauchansatz wachsen und brauchen gleichzeitig wieder soviel Bestätigung und devote Bewunderung wie ein Kleinkind. Da sie die gleichaltrigen Frauen weder mit ihrem Auto noch ihrem Lifestyle beeindrucken können, müssen sie auf junge Mädchen zurückgreifen — lassen es aber perfiderweise so aussehen, als wären die gleichaltrigen Frauen nicht mehr knackig genug. Wäis Kiani erklärt intelligent und humorvoll, warum auch erwachsene Frauen sich immer noch echte Männer wünschen, warum der Susi-Mann nicht ausstirbt, und warum Frauen Männer erst überflüssig machen und sich dann ohne sie zu Tode langweilen. Entlarvend, pointiert und sehr amüsant!

Hillbilly Elegie

Hillbilly Elegie Author J. D. Vance
ISBN-10 9783843715775
Year 2017-04-07
Pages 304
Language de
Publisher Ullstein Buchverlage
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Armut und Chaos, Resignation und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: In diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA – entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft und damit anfällig für die einfachen Lösungen von Populisten. Früher konnten sich die „Hillbillys“, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter etwa aus Ohio oder Kentucky, erhoffen, kraft ihrer Arbeit zu bescheidenem Wohlstand zu kommen. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien auch die Arbeiterfamilien in eine Abwärtsspirale, aus der die meisten bis heute keinen Ausweg finden. J. D. Vance ist es anhand der Geschichte seiner Familie wie keinem anderen gelungen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

Das berreizte Kind

Das   berreizte Kind Author Dr. Stuart Shanker
ISBN-10 9783641183851
Year 2016-08-29
Pages 384
Language de
Publisher Mosaik Verlag
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Dr. Stuart Shanker revolutioniert die Erziehung unserer Kinder: Seine Methode der Selbstregulierung ermöglicht Kindern aller Altersstufen – und deren Eltern – zu einer besonderen inneren Balance zu finden, einem Zustand von ruhiger Wachsamkeit. Von klein an wirken zu viele Reize auf sie ein, spätestens ab dem Schulalter sind sie einem oft unvorstellbaren Stress ausgesetzt. Das macht unruhig, unkonzentriert, aggressiv und hyperaktiv. Erwachsene reagieren meist mit einer Forderung nach Gehorsam – was leider nur dazu führt, dass der Druck weiter erhöht wird. Dr. Shankers Methode geht an die Wurzeln und bietet eine wirkliche Lösung. So kann Kindern – vom Kleinkind bis zum Teenager – geholfen werden. Jedem einzelnen.

Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream Author Laura Choate
ISBN-10 9780199391158
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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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.

Diversity Programming for Digital Youth Promoting Cultural Competence in the Children s Library

Diversity Programming for Digital Youth  Promoting Cultural Competence in the Children s Library Author Jamie Campbell Naidoo
ISBN-10 9781610694889
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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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

Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age Author Cook, Bruce L.
ISBN-10 9781522530336
Year 2017-11-30
Pages 435
Language en
Publisher IGI Global
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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.

The Class

The Class Author Julian Sefton-Green
ISBN-10 9781479884575
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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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.

Political Internet

Political Internet Author Biju P. R.
ISBN-10 9781315389912
Year 2016-11-03
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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This book investigates the Internet as a site of political contestation in the Indian context. It widens the scope of the public sphere to social media, and explores its role in shaping the resistance and protest movements on the ground. The volume also explores the role of the Internet, a global technology, in framing debates on the idea of the nation state, especially India, as well as diplomacy and international relations. It also discusses the possibility of whether Internet can be used as a tool for social justice and change, particularly by the underprivileged, to go beyond caste, class, gender and other oppressive social structures. A tract for our times, this book will interest scholars and researchers of politics, media studies, popular culture, sociology, international relations as well as the general reader.

Media Moms Digital Dads

Media Moms   Digital Dads Author Yalda Uhls
ISBN-10 9781351861380
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Is social media ruining our kids? How much Internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens? Are you curious about what research says about how media and technology are affecting childhood? Supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and, ultimately, reassuring read for anyone who worries about the impact that media might be having on young minds. Each chapter delves into a different issue related to kids and media so parents can easily find their particular issue of concern. Dr. Uhls ends each chapter with quick takeaways, in the form of tips and guidance for parents. Dr. Uhls' expertise as a former Hollywood film executive and as a current expert on child development and the media gives her a unique and important perspective. As a trained scientist she understands the myriad studies conducted by researchers, and as a mom of digital teens, she knows what actually works and can relate to the reality of being a parent in the 21st century. Dr. Uhls also describes the primary research she conducted at UCLA, including whether extensive screen time impacts non-verbal emotional understanding, which has been covered in the New York Times, Time magazine, and on National Public Radio. There are few more important issues for parents today than helping children safely navigate the digital world in which we live, a world that provides immense opportunity for learning and connecting yet also puts kids in a position to make mistakes and even cause harm. Knowing what the facts are and when and how to get involved is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of modern parenting. Media Moms & Digital Dads offers parents reassuring and fact-based guidance on how best to manage screens and media for their children.

Growing Up Wired

Growing Up Wired Author Queena Lee-Chua
ISBN-10 9789712729249
Year 2017-11-01
Pages 513
Language en
Publisher Anvil Publishing, Incorporated via PublishDrive
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In a groundbreaking study, the authors draw from well-known international studies and personal experiences and testimonials by Filipino subjects on why our children have totally different and distinct behaviors and values in response to modern technology.

Giving Voice

Giving Voice Author Meryl Alper
ISBN-10 9780262533973
Year 2017-01-20
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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How communication technologies meant to empower people with speech disorders -- to give voice to the voiceless -- are still subject to disempowering structural inequalities.

Social Media and the Good Life

Social Media and the Good Life Author Mark Y. Herring
ISBN-10 9781476620947
Year 2015-06-15
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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Social media have accelerated communication, expanded business horizons and connected millions of individuals who otherwise would never have met. But not everything social media touch turns to gold--much of it is brass. Social networking sites are used by scammers, criminals and sexual predators, and many people now self-diagnose illness based on misinformation shared online. Businesses make great claims about social media as a marketing tool but few show any real returns. We communicate through social media but are we really saying anything? Is social media doomed to be a conduit of narcissism or can it become a channel for responsible communication? Can social networking overcome its manifold violations of privacy? Must we sacrifice our identities in order to tweet or "friend" our associates? This book examines some of the legal and ethical issues surrounding social media, their impact on civil discourse and their role in suicides, murders and criminal enterprise.

How to Raise a Wild Child

How to Raise a Wild Child Author Scott D. Sampson
ISBN-10 9780544279193
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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“This timely, significant work carries a far-reaching message for families and the planet.”—Publishers Weekly “In a time when the connection between humans and the rest of nature is most vulnerable, Scott offers parents and teachers a book of encouragement and knowledge, and to children, the priceless gift of wonder.”—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle The average North American child now spends about seven hours a day staring at screens and mere minutes engaged in unstructured play outdoors. Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to nature can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits. It can reduce bullying, combat obesity, and boost academic scores. Most critical of all, abundant time in natural settings seems to yield long-term benefits in kids’ cognitive, emotional, and social development. How to Raise a Wild Child is a timely and engaging antidote, offering teachers, parents, and other caregivers the necessary tools to engender a meaningful, lasting connection between children and the natural world. “With wisdom, intellect, and empathy, [Sampson] provides us with a bounty of simple yet profound ways we can enter this natural world, oftentimes starting in our very own backyards.”—Lili Taylor, actor, mom, and board member of the American Birding Association “[Sampson] makes a cogent case for the importance of cultivating a ‘nature connection’ in children and offers thoughtful guidance on how to do so amid today's pressures of hectic, high-tech, increasingly urbanized life.”—Scientific American MIND