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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Yalda T. Uhls Narrator: Cyndee Maxwell Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781469094939
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Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens? Are you curious about what research says about how media and technology are impacting childhood? Supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and, ultimately, reassuring read for anyone worries about the impact that media might be having on young minds. Dr. Uhls ends each chapter with summaries of the science, bottom lines for quick takeaways, and tips and guidance for parents. Each chapter delves into a different issue, so parents can easily turn to their own particular needs and skip what doesn’t concern them.

Dr Uhls expertise as former Hollywood executive and current expert on child development and media gives her a unique and important perspective. As a trained scientist she understands the fascinating studies conducted by researchers, and as a mom of digital teens, she knows what actually works and can relate to the reality of being a parent in the twenty-first century. Dr. Uhls also describes the research she conducted at UCLA (extensively reported on in news outlets such as the NY Times, NPR and Time magazine) including her studies about fame and social media and about whether the extensive time we stare at screens impacts nonverbal emotional understanding.

Chapters (with descriptions of research, bottom lines and guidance for parents) include:

  • Overview of parenting in the digital age
  • Screen time for babies and toddlers
  • The Mobile Era
  • The Digital Brain
  • Social Media and Social Lives
  • Fame, FOMO and selfies
  • The Digital Brain
  • Learning in the Digital Age
  • Education in the Digital Age
  • Videogames

There are few hotter parenting issues today than helping our children safely navigate they digital world in which we live. It provides both immense opportunity for learning and connecting and yet great opportunity for making mistakes and harm. Knowing what the facts are and when and how to get involved is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. Media Moms & Digital Dads offers parents reassuring and fact based guidance on how best to manage screens and media for their children.

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About the Author

Yalda T. Uhls has devoted her career to developing media that inspires people, first as an executive in the movie business and now as a research scientist and non-profit executive. She also loves reading academic research and sharing it with non-academics so it can be used practically in their lives.

About the Narrator

Cyndee Maxwell helps businesses present a professional image with quality voice-overs for telephone systems, business presentations, training videos and more from her professional studio in Los Angeles. She volunteers for the Audio Internet Reading Service of Los Angeles (AIRS-LA) by providing the voice-over podcast from Sunset Magazine. She received a Gold Award for Excellence from the Nielsen Company in recognition for her outstanding contributions to trade publication Radio & Records. And, Radio Ink magazine named her one of its “Most Influential Women in Radio.” She is also a member of the national MIW (Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio) organization and the Website Producer for KFWB 980 radio station in Los Angeles.