Parenting For The Digital Age
We are so lucky to live in a time where our children have access to technology at every turn. As parents, we have very hard decisions to make in balancing our children’s digital time. While I love that my children play educational games on the computer, tablet, my phone, does that time spent make it any less “digital”. How about the times we use these devices as “babysitters” in restaurants, at doctor’s visits, in the car? They’re learning basic fundamentals, so does that make it alright? It doesn’t stop there. Everywhere we turn in this digital age, something or someone is targeting our children as a major consumer. From clothing to television commercials (have you ever seen what comes on between CHILDREN’S television programming?) to print advertising.
Author and America’s most heard voiceover artist, Bill Ratner’s new book Parenting For The Digital Age gives parents an inside look into the media is bombarding our children with some of the very messages he created. Parenting For The Digital Age offers a how-to guide on navigating through the 21st century as a parent. As parents, we often shut out those who preach or judge our parenting style. Ratner does nothing of the sort. His book is written in a manner of conversation between friends. It’s thought provoking.
As time progresses and new advances are made in our technological society, things are only going to continue to get worse. Parents need to start adapting their parenting styles to keep up with this and impose “old-fashioned” values such as unplugging the television and hand-held devices.
Purchase your copy of Parenting For The Digital Age on Amazon. Release date: 11/4/14