Breaking the Trance

Breaking the Trance

A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-dependent Child

Book - 2016
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Screen media use (accessing digital content on tablets, cell phones, etc.) is quickly replacing traditional family time, and there is an accepted reality that nothing can be done. With few resources available, many parents are challenged to make the best decisions for their families. Breaking the Trance does not blame parents, nor vilifies technology as a whole, but rather provides easy and effective strategies to implement immediately. Ultimately, parents will be able to establish a screen control plan based on their own family's values that works and can be enforced.
Publisher: Las Vegas : Central Recovery Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9781942094265
1942094264
Characteristics: xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Cynthia C. 1959-- Author

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Oct 23, 2018

After experiencing some negative effects of the game FortNite with my 10 year old I turned to this book. I am so glad I read it as it gave me some great insight into the spectrum of screen dependency as well as the science behind adverse neurological effects. Even being able to share some of my concerns with my child in a thought out way has been helpful. According to the book you can either limit screen time or abstain entirely for you screen dependent child. I am still working through the strategy for our family but I do feel more empowered when my child tell me "But all my friends are doing it!" You have to protect you kids because video game designers are using any and all means to draw them in.

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kristing6
Jul 25, 2017

Great book! I am a mom of four and have trusted my gut and been very guarded about screen time with my kids. I felt like such a dinosaur because I was not on the same page as other families. This book gave me the strength not to cave into societal pressures and social norms of letting kids vegetate in front of a screen. Sure it keeps them quiet and out of your hair!! After you read this book, you'll have the willpower to stay the course to protect your kid's brains.

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Oct 23, 2018

ReadItOutLoud thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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