Testimonials

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair can reach any audience. Through her years of working with a myriad of adolescents and their families, she knows how our young people think and develop. Her obvious love of children and awareness of social pressures on them combine to make her a superb educational leader. Her work at our school with faculty, parents, and students has allowed us to become an even better school community. She is a trusted mentor and look forward to continuing to work with her in the years to come.

Marjo Talbott, Head of Maret School,

Your time here was wonderful in so many ways - you provided the faculty with much to think about and I can assure you that I have heard many times in various settings over the last few weeks "As Catherine said..." And then parents..... many of them went out of their way the next day to stop by and thank me for bringing you here. Many thanks for your time here with us; your ability to move from group to group without missing a step or a cue about what the group needed was amazing! But, I'm saving the best for last - the 9th grade girls were asked to provide written feedback to their day, and you were the #1 highlight of the day for them - a number of them begging, 'please bring her back every year!

Carmie Rodriguez, Polytechnic School,

Dr. Steiner-Adair's presentation was refreshing and informative as parents seek to preserve and strengthen family relationships in a digital world. Many parents told me her presentation was the best they have heard in years because of her warmth, humor and engaging style...Dr. Steiner-Adair's presentation is packed with authentic stories and helpful advice for parents' tool kits as they seek to sustain the modern family in the 21st Century.

Mark Stanek, Head of School, Shady Hill School, Manager

Catherine Steiner-Adair with great wisdom, and compassion for our confusion, helps lead us out of this technological thicket. She is a worthy guide, not simply pointing out stumbling blocks, but helping us find our way around them. A mandatory read for our own sake as well as the sake of our children.

Madeline Levine, author of the Price of Privilege,

In a book that should be required reading for all parents, Steiner-Adair examines the extraordinarily negative impact of the digital revolution on parents and children... Throughout this highly readable study, Steiner-Adair offers sound and sympathetic advice regarding this unprecedented 'revolution in the living room

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review,

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair has her finger on the pulse of the social and emotional challenges kids face in today's 24/7 media culture. Take her insight to heart. As parents, we can help our kids walk the thin line between the perils and possibilities of digital life.

Jim Steyer, CEO and Co-Founder, Common Sense Media,

In her insightful and compelling new book, Catherine Steiner-Adair reveals how technology and the Internet are fragmenting American families, leaving parents confused and children lonely. Put down your smartphone and read this book! The Big Disconnect will show you how to protect your family from the most corrosive effects of the digital age.

Michael Thompson, PhD, co-author of Raising Cain and author of Homesick and Happy,

A riveting, hugely important book that every parent will want to read. Filled with gripping anecdotes taken from true life, this book sounds an alarm we all must hearken to if we care about our children--and ourselves. Steiner-Adair shows how we're losing the human connections that are vital to everything that matters in family life, and life in general. But she also shows how easily we can get them back, if we will but commit to doing so. A great book, rooted in massive research, told in vivid, charming, unforgettable narrative, conveying a message of the utmost relevance today.

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness,

Technology is changing our world and the world of our children at a blistering pace. Every parent struggles with the benefits and limitations of a perpetually plugged in lifestyle. Something doesn't feel quite right and Catherine Steiner-Adair with great wisdom, and compassion for our confusion, helps lead us out of this technological thicket. She is a worthy guide, not simply pointing out stumbling blocks, but helping us find our way around them. A mandatory read for our own sake as well as the sake of our children."

Madeline Levine, Ph.D., Author of Teach Your Children Well and The Price of Privilege,