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Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human [Paperback]

By Gloria Degaetano & Diane Dreher (Foreward By)
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This illuminating investigation takes a fresh look at the role of media in children's lives. An overview of the formidable challenges parents face and creative ways to overcome them are included, as are strategies for turning a home environment from "high-tech" to "high-touch." Moving beyond demonizing the media, this work, like none before it, articulates the difficulties of parenting in our depersonalized society. It offers hopeful alternatives for all parents wanting to protect children from, and teach children about, media's impact.

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Pages   245
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2004
Publisher   Personhood Press
ISBN  1932181121  
ISBN13  9781932181128  

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More About Gloria Degaetano & Diane Dreher

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gloria DeGaetano is the founder of the Parent Coaching Institute and the author of "Screen Smarts: A Family Guide to Media Literacy" and "Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie, and Video Game Violence," She lives in Bellevue, Washington. Diane Dreher, Ph.D., is the author of "The Tao of Personal Leadership" and associate dean of arts and sciences at Santa Clara University.

Gloria DeGaetano currently resides in Bellevue, in the state of Washington.

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What every parent or person that cares about children should know.  Sep 18, 2008
Gloria DeGaetano has done an outstanding job of explaining the impact of the media on our childre. She specifically discusses how the developing brain is impacted, directly affecting children's development. But, she gives us hope by describing exactly what parents and educators can do to provide the things that all children need to develop their potential and grow up to be creative and healthy people. This book is pertinent to families and children from all cultures and backgrounds. I am a special education teacher and a mother of two. I have worked with children and their families for 26 years. If you can only read one parenting book, make it this one!
Why allow the media to raise your children?  Sep 15, 2008
Gloria De Gaetano has done a wonderful and resourceful job of informing parents in her book "Parenting Well in a Media Age," to the impact of the media on today's families. Parents need to know the impact that the media has on their child's brain development and their social and emotional well being. The media has captured this society. The media has developed into a huge change agent, and parents need to know how to deal with the consequences. Gloria keys into the Vital Five things that parents need in order to help their children develop into the most productive members of society. Every parent should have this resource in their personal library.
A Gift back to the children  Aug 18, 2008
This book is such a gift. I have had the opportunity to hear a live presentation given by Gloria DeGaetano and was so moved by her passion, careful research and commitment to our future--the children of today. This book is such a gift. I have had the opportunity to hear a live presentation given by Gloria DeGaetano and was so moved by her passion, careful research and commitment to our future--the children of today. The book equals the passion I saw live and should be a perquisite for all Early Childhood teaching. The principles are timeless, the research spot-on and her passion is so inspiring.

I found Gloria's work absolutely fascinating. It offered a perspective rarely researched. I cannot believe she is not better known. is a great resource to follow her other work and is a testament of her endless commitment and passion for our children.
Great read  Sep 4, 2007
This book was not quite what I expected, but it had sound parenting advice for the world we live in now. It does not focus as strongly on the issues with media, but more on how our parenting needs to adapt to meet the challenges we're faced with. I enjoyed reading it for a parenting book club.
Essential for Parenting in a media culture  Feb 21, 2005
Not only is this book accessible and fascinating, it provides the in depth research and analysis the average parent needs but never has the time to do.

If your kids watch TV, have Gameboys, do the Xbox or live in the US during the 21st Century, this book will help tremendously! Read it yourself, then give it to your kids' teachers! The brain research information alone will inspire and enlighten them!

As a teacher myself, I can see the impact of the media on the students with whom I work. This book will help me as both a parent and a teacher.


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