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Taming the tech effect:

by Catherine Steiner-Adair Click here to read the full article as a PDF http://www.csadair.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Taming-the-tech.pdf
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Cell phones and the great disconnect

PROVIDENCE, R.I., (WJAR) — The great disconnect is getting parents’ attention. Cell phones are meant to connect children to parents and vice versa. In reality, these little devices may have led to a major disconnect, according to Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist and author of the book: The Big Disonnect: Protecting childhood and family relationships…
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Parents should encourage girls to get angry and show it. Here’s how.

By Kate RopeDecember 6, 2018 "As parents, we often seek to mollify, quell — even extinguish — our children’s anger. Life is busy, we’re moving fast. Anger slows us down. It stresses us out. But the disruptive quality of anger is exactly what makes it a powerful agent for social change, says Rebecca Traister in her…
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When Should You Get Your Kids a Smart Phone? Some Say Wait Until 8th

"Just in time for the holidays, a new movement to keep smartphones out of the hands of children till the eighth grade. We're consulting the experts." Brooke Shannon, founder of the organization Wait Until 8th. (@WaitUntil8th) Catherine Steiner-Adair, clinical psychologist, school consultant and author. Hayley Tsukayama, consumer technology reporter for the Washington Post. (@htsuka) http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/12/03/smartphones-kids-wait 
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How to Play Video Games With Your Kids

"Samantha Fisher was having a very bad day. So when her then-9-year-old son, Lukas, asked her if she wanted to learn to play Minecraft, she almost said no. Skipping the game’s tutorial, Lukas patiently taught his grumpy mother how to build a digital house. Then Lukas got up and walked away. Samantha was a little…
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Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

"It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, research has long shown."…
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Who are we — and who are we becoming — in the cyber-world?

Catherine Steiner-Adair is the author of “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.” They all lurk out there in the cyber-world: perverts, predators, bullies. But the scariest threat may lie within ourselves. Author Mary Aiken warns that as the Internet increasingly dominates our world, our life online is fundamentally changing…
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Fast-paced video games makes kids feel revved up, it’s like gambling for adults

"According to Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a therapist and research associate in the department of psychiatry at Harvard,many fast-paced video games makes kids feel revved up, excited, empowered – it’s like gambling for adults – and when they come off that game they feel regulated, agitated and grumpy, just like anybody does coming off of a powerful…
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Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

"LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and potentially illegal. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks on social media are rewarded with worldwide attention. President Donald Trump’s most popular tweet to date is a video that shows…
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The Diane Rehm Show, The Big Disconnect

From The Diane Rehm Show,Click here to listen"New technology has radically changed the way we communicate with each other. Young people especially are relying on texting and social media for advice and friendship. A recent study found that children between the ages 8 and 18 are spending more than seven hours with electronic devices every…
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