Category: Web

Video Games and Apps to Teach Empathy? No Substitute for Human Interaction

NPR reports that In Silicon Valley, a $20 billion industry is analyizing kids--observing, measuring and sorting data--to develop screen games to teach kids how to navigate interpersonal challenges and failures. Can it work? The fun factor may give it a marketing edge, but Dr. Steiner-Adair warns that what's best for the game industry's bottom line…
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Brookline Hub

"I wish I could quote The New York Times writer Dwight Garner’s entire review of Catherine Steiner-Adair’s new book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age – it’s that good (and anything that can help sell print books these days is worth quoting in its entirety.) I’ll simply suggest you read…
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NBC TODAY SHOW features The Big Disconnect and teen sexting

Courting disaster: Sexting boys “trying to connect” but missing important social cues and emotional development Excerpt: Parents are being confronted by the new “hookup culture” surrounding sexting, and how boys are courting their partners in more directly than ever. “Boys who engage in this they may be pushing the envelope but they don't feel what…
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Apps for New Moms: Helping Hands Come at a Developmental Price

"It's hard to be nostalgic about sleep deprivation. Or about endless nursing, a fussy baby, mountains of laundry, a to-do list longer than the last book you read for pleasure and late-night runs to Walgreens for things you would easily have remembered earlier in the day if only your brain still worked like it did…
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