Lucy Jo Palladino s book, Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers A Step by Step Guide to Balancing Your Child s Use of Technology is a timely contribution to parenting in the 21st Century An update version of the classical Marshmallow Experiment, the technology devices of today are magnets to the Involuntary Attention of kids and teens and adults Palladino complements the traditional research about willpower with modern results in neuroscience The limbic primitive system arm wrestling with the modern man s prefrontal cortex that develops during puberty and adolescence As a parent struggling with two kids of this age Palladino s work seems like a great tool yet to put into practice It gives perspective and ideas on how to help the children learn how to get the advantage of technology while they learn to self control, to use their Voluntary Attention As Palladino says Your child s ability to use an off button is quite possibly the most important technological competency she can learn For parents the book has two gifts First it emphasizes the importance of the relationship between parents and children Nothing is important than a good relationship among them and many times our effort to reduce the abuse of electronics ends up deteriorating the relationship Second it puts the finger on the responsibility of the parents Often we feel offended by the responses from our kids without acknowledging our contribution to the problem Beginning with using e nannies to giving a bad example with our own habits and not being able to separate the action from the agent The seven step guide begins with an parent autoevaluation and as it goes helps us focus on priorities, changes of midsets, challenges, and results Even though Palladino takes the parent back in the arena, it reduces the stress of the job by clearing expectations and giving tools to kindly cope with the frustration of setbacks while patiently celebrate the results.As adults we have a great deal to offer our kids Since our mental abilities are fully developed Palladino suggest for instance asking the right questions and providing the metacognition necessary to understand the big picture and long term implications of our actions.Additional resources like the American Academy of Pediatrics Media Life Plan recommendations and references to in depth studies enhance the toolkit provided by the book Technology is part of our lives, having the tools to focus and use them wisely is a challenge for all, but specially for kids who are learning to use their prefrontal cortex In the past attention snatchers were less exuberant but the plain mind wondering has always existed Our evolutionary drag is a challenge for modern world, and electronics are just a new struggle field Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers is a workbook to help our kids be successful adults and us happy parents. Duaa AlDrees This book is the first and only evidence based approach I have seen that helps parents decide how to balance to use of technology with the reality of how a child s brain develops Technology is here to stay but how do we make sure our kids still develop the important skill of deliberate, sustained attention They need our help to learn to use technology effectively, rather than be victims of it Thank goodness for Dr Palladino s real life examples and tools for parents, based on the most cutting edge understanding of the brain that science has to offer, written in readable, engaging style Her balanced approach gives me hope, and also gives me something solid to recommend to my patients OB GYN physician in Chicago, IL Important info to consider in this age of technology, screens, and constant distractions I not only found this book helpful in parenting but also in my own use of technology. Probably information than parents need to address their particular family s issues, but the practical answers they seek are in there Also, the advice cover kids from toddlers to teens so parents may find themselves rereading sections of this book years from now. 2 Give clear and simple instructions3 Do not play with your iphone when you are with your child4 Practice active listening your child5 Teach them how to concentrate Voluntary action 5.1 Method 1 Do physical activity with them Sports are the best type of voluntary action 5.2 Method 2 While they are working, stay with them and work as well If they see you working, they also will understand that they need to work and do not let the attention snatchers6 AAP recommends 1 2 hours of entertainment media per day7 watch Tv with your kids to tell them the content and go online with them Watch some YouTube videos with them8 popular video game just dance, mario kart9 choose outdoor holidays and vacations10 celebrate success and appreciate your child s efforts reasonable advice in here mostly feels like common sense, but nice to reinforce that people agree with what I m doing and it doesn t make it any easier. I thought this book was a great simple approach to working with kiddos who have a dependency on their technology The writing was easily digestible, the language was fun, and the advice seemed reasonable. Lucy Jo Palladino, Ganadora De Varios Premios, Es Psic Loga Cl Nica, Investigadora Y Escritora Ha Escrito Dreamers, Discoverers, And Dynamos How To Help The Child Who Is Bright, Bored, And Having Problerns In School Y Find Your Focus Zone An Effective New Plan To Defeat Distraction And Overload, Ste Ltimo Traducido A Siete Idiomas Ha Aparecido En Medios Como La NPR, La CNN, La Fox, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post Y The Wall Street Journal, Y Tiene Una Amplia Presencia En Internet Da Conferencias Sobre Problemas Relacionados Con La Atenci N Y Forma A Educadores Y Padres Para Combatir La Distracci N Infantil Take your time and pay attention to this book Helpful information presented in a straight forward way I recommend this book for parents.
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- Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Balancing Your Child's Use of Technology
- Lucy Jo Palladino
- 18 May 2017 Lucy Jo Palladino