Category: Media

The Parenting Paradox of the Overly Tech-connected Family

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…
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How Parents Can Win the “Revolution the Living Room”

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…
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Researchers Find Parents’ Digital Distraction Affects Kids

Dr. Perri Klass interviews Dr. Steiner-Adair in a report on a new study in the journal "Pediatrics" about parents' digital distraction. Excerpt:“Children of all ages — 2, 15, 18, 22 — used the same phrases to talk about how hard it is for them to get their parents’ attention when they need it: sad, angry,…
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Make Time for Face Time, Spontaneity and Solitude

In The Huffington Post Dr. Steiner-Adair offers tips on how to make the most of the national tech-free day March 7 and use the national campaign as a great excuse to connect irl with friends and family. Excerpt: "Your parents love you," I tell kids wherever I go. "Grown-ups are struggling, just like kids are…
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How to keep technology from interfering with family bonds

Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of “The Big Disconnect,” talks with fifth-graders at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly last month.By Taryn Plumb GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 13, 2014https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2014/02/13/how-keep-technology-from-interfering-with-family-bonds/5b3UrXpmDCbbkeLzV2gMfI/story.html
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The Generational Tech Gap

"Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Catherine Steiner-Adair join to discuss the gap in technology use between kids and their parents." Watch at: msnbc.com
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3 Ways to Be a Go-To Parent for Your Teenager

“As parents, we want to be the best first responders when our teenagers get in trouble,” says Dr. Steiner-Adair in a Your Teen feature article. But when she asks teens what their parents do that make the kids inclined to turn to them, the teens often say, ‘Oh, I’d never go to my parents.’” Why…
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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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