Dr. Steiner-Adair joins PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown to talk about social and emotional challenges of the Digital Age and the need to “outsmart our smartphones” to be savvy users. Excerpt: “…One of the good trends I see happening more and more in the schools I work in is that schools are doing more intentional…Read more
About: Catherine Steiner-Adair Ed. D.
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant, speaker and author. Dr. Steiner-Adair has consulted to over 350 independent and public schools, parents and students on a wide range of topics related to strengthening children’s social and emotional development, shaping school culture, and deepening parents’ connections to their children. Dr. Steiner-Adair also works with professional organizations and businesses re-visioning work-family-life integration in the age of technology.
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(CNN) - "Internet addiction and the dangers that excessive computer gaming poses to children and adolescents are receiving fresh attention with the scheduled premiere of the documentary "Web Junkie" on PBS Monday."Read the full article at: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/17/opinions/steiner-adair-internet-addiction/Read more
SPEAKING TOPICSLost in Connection: How the Tech Effect Puts Children's Development at RiskDigital Citizenship and Cultural Literacy: Teaching Smart Kids to Outsmart Unhealthy Cultural ValuesThe Sustainable Family: Turning Tech into an Ally for Closeness, Creativity and CommunityHow to Be a Go-To Parent: Strategies for Creating Strong Family Connections in the Digital AgeGot Grit? Strengthening Social…Read more
“There’s nothing about this that can’t be fixed,” said Catherine Steiner-Adair, a Harvard-affiliated psychologist. “And the sooner, the better.” Read More at http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/how-to-cut-childrens-screen-time-say-no-to-yourself-first/?_r=0Read more
New York Times Books of the Times reviewer Dwight Garner lauds The Big Disconnect as an essential cheat sheet for parents. “I will never forget the experience of reading Ms. Steiner-Adair’s book…Her summary of what to say to your kids … is so good, so State of the Union-like, that I took a photo of…Read more
"Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new film Don Jon is the story of a man whose porn habit has left him unable to relate to real women. He's not the only one, reports Nisha Lilia Diu"http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10441027/How-porn-is-rewiring-our-brains.html Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon, a movie 'about how we connect with each other'Read more
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Dr. Steiner-Adair's research and "the candid responses from children — particularly teens — about their feelings when faced with technology dilemmas are eye-opening," in The Big Disconnect, says reviewer Brooke Lefferts of the Associated Press. Excerpt: Steiner-Adair offers startling statistics on how much kids are using technology and calls the fast takeover of tech a…Read more
In a 20-minute Podcast, Dr. Steiner-Adair talks about parenting in the digital age. “It’s wonderful. Kids can have friends around the world. That is so cool. I am not anti-tech. You have to pay attention as grown-ups, as parents, and for our children to how we are relating to these devices and to each other.”http://yourteenmag.com/2013/10/podcast-catherine-steiner-adair-on-parenting-in-the-digital-age/Read more
New research says boys who engage in sexting and the hookup culture's sexualized behavior say they have no intention to be hostile or demeaning. While they admit they are pushing limits, they also think they are simply courting. They describe it as "goofing around, flirting," Dr. Steiner-Adair says, in an interview with NBC's Abigail Pesta.…Read more
A humorous take on Dr. Steiner-Adair's popular checklist for signs of tech dependence and addiction.Read more
In a starred review, The Big Disconnect is called a must-have for every parent. Excerpt: In a book that should be required reading for all parents, Steiner-Adair examines the extraordinary 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…Read more
Excerpt: Parents face the paradox of the faster, broader communication and access to information that technology brings leading to disconnection in the family as its members communicate less often face-to-face. Clinical psychologist and family therapist Steiner-Adair explores the changes in the dynamics of family life when there are fewer conversations around the dinner table, fewer…Read more
Dr. Steiner-Adair's call to action for parents to model healthy habits in their tech use makes The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age "an important guide" to parenting in our tech-driven culture.Read more
In a Q&A interview, Dr. Steiner-Adair discusses how the Internet and new technology are transforming American households--and child development Excerpt: How worried should we be? Very worried. But just as parents can say no to TV, they can say no to screens—except for homework. There is absolutely no reason that 8-year-olds need smartphones. Parents must…Read more
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