Book Review : Power Down & Parent Up

The book "Power Down & Parent Up," by Holli Kenley - says it is all about cyberbullying, screen dependence, and raising tech-healthy children.


That reminds me of what my six-year-old had asked Santa as his last year's Christmas present - a tablet. Santa might give her a tablet this Christmas, but that keeps us, parents, on our toes thinking about whether it will be appropriate for the little one.

Presently, technology has become a boon and a curse in itself. No wonder parents struggle to understand what to do and what should be the limitation imposed on kids to use it. It's a constant hassle between kids and parents. Let alone when it becomes a demand and addiction for these little ones. Can you even imagine the vast virtual world they get exposed to and how vulnerable they are there?

Holli Kenley's book analyzes, resolves, and tackles such daily hassles giving parents the upper hand when dealing with kids and technology. A book you can pick up for resolutions when you see your kid spending hours on a gadget, and you have no clue how to handle it?

This book also meticulously explains the psychological and emotional effects, brain damage, and cognitive impacts of extensive screen dependence. Understanding these effects and discussing them with your kids will help them and yourself steer through these prolonged screen exposures more efficiently and on healthy terms.

Finally, the note on which this book ends is just so meaningful in today's world.

Let's show our kids they matter more than our screens.

That is just about when we parents can take exclusive control of the situation. Our author says - Together, we can protect, intervene, and prevent cyberbullying. We can address and correct unhealthy attitudes, behaviors, and feelings that promote screen dependence. We can raise tech-healthy children!



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Let's keep this book with us and raise healthy kids without being harsh or denying their wishes. Let's Power Down and Parent Up!

Power Down & Parent Up Review

Rather imply that families can return to some idealistic less complicated time without Facebook, sexting, social networks, and Twitter, and whatever else comes along, Kenley's booklet will help parents mitigate possible harm to their children as they integrate this technology hopefully into healthy lives and relationships.
Ronald Mah, M.A. LMFT, author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood and The One Minute Temper Tantrum Solution

Holli addresses children's readiness for technology as well as rules, contracts and education for parents to consider for their children as they introduce or allow entry of new technology into their lives. Cyber bullying and victimization are concerns addressed as well as internet resources for parents, with tools for protection, interventions and prevention--a must for parents in our technological world.
Lani Stoner, Marriage and Family Therapist

By: Quotidian Tales

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This article and the opinions expressed in it are personal opinions. It is not meant for imposing specific views or endorsing a particular way of life. Also please do ignore any errors or omissions that you might come across. We pledge to learn from them. Happy viewing.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Good book. Very important aspect of childhood is parents spending time with their kids.

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