Are your kids glued to their screens? Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers gives you the tools to teach children, from toddlers to teens, how to gain control of their technology use.

     As your children spend more time on tablets and smartphones, using apps specially engineered to capture their attention, like most parents, you're likely to be concerned about the effects of so much technology use. Also, like most parents you may feel powerless to intervene, or ambivalent about taking away their access to technology, which will play a major role in their future. You want your kids to be competent and competitive in their use of technology, but you also want to prevent the attention problems that can develop from overuse. Lucy Jo Palladino PhD shows that the key is to help kids build awareness and control over their own attention. In this guide, she gives parents the tools to do exactly that, in seven straightforward, evidence-based steps. 

     You'll learn the best practices to guide children to understand and control their attention--and to recognize and resist when their attention is being "snatched." She gives examples for kids of all ages. You'll also learn the critical difference between voluntary and involuntary attention, new findings about brain development, and what puts children at risk for attention disorders. Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers is your step-by-step guide for balancing your child's use of technology.

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Children’s ability to use the off button is quite possibly the most important technological competency they can learn.
— Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers