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Challenge Success

On Sept. 30 I had the honor of being the Keynote Speaker at Challenge Success's annual conference.  The topic was "Media Rules: Healthy Connections in the Digital Age".   It was a vibrant and energetic conference, at which my talk was followed by dramatic vignettes acted out by students and lively discussion where I was…
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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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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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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

"Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “Web Junkie,” to be shown next Monday on PBS, highlights the tragic effects on teenagers who become…
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Videos at Parents.com

View a list of videos on parents.com related to tech and children What to Consider Before Handing Your Child a Smartphone How Tech Impacts Your Child's Creativity Setting Limits on Technology Must-Knows On Tech and Child Development: Take Fewer Photos!
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9 Tips Help Supermom “Beat My Addiction”

After hearing Dr. Steiner-Adair speak at a parenting program, this loving mother of three finds that small changes reap big benefits in heartfelt connections. Excerpt: I went to a lecture recently by a woman who I wish was my therapist.In just an hour, Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D., a Boston-based, soft-spoken, clinical psychologist and co-author of The…
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What’s it to You? How Americans Feel About Life Tangled Up in the Web

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…
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CNN: Are you addicted to the Internet?

(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/
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HARPERCOLLINS

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…
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Resisting the Siren Call of the Screen

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…
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