New Parenting Guide Offers Solutions on Kids and Technology
Today's kids are growing up in a 24/7 online world, where they can access media on demand and interact with strangers at any given moment. What's a busy parent to do when technology is progressing exponentially and their kids are moving with it?
The first place to start would be with The Modern Parent’s Guide range of high-tech parenting books. Starting this week, this new series will provide positive, real-world solutions for today’s digital parent and will begin arming families to meet the growing challenge of educating themselves and their kids about technology.
"Technology has changed every fundamental of parenting," said Scott Steinberg, high-tech parenting expert and CEO of business consulting firm TechSavvy Global. "It's not something to fear or ignore because it's not going away."
The initial volume, The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games, is immediately available as a free download (as both a PDF and at no cost in eBook form via Sony’s Reader™ Store), and provides a complete guide to PC, console, online, free, social and mobile games, including using game ratings, addressing common health concerns and fostering healthy computing habits.
"Video games are a perfectly normal part of pop culture and growing up," Steinberg said. "[It's] a major topic, and a reoccurring, common scapegoat."
Readers can also purchase the guide in paperback, iBooks, Kindle and Nook editions, but Steinberg suggests parents to take advantage of the free download and to purchase the PDF version, since that version has built-in links to additional resources.
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This first guide is meant to dispel myths and stereotypes that video games cause kids to become violent or introverted, when everybody is gaming everywhere, and it isn't just kids anymore. Steinberg said that the average video game player is a 37-year-old male, and that Facebook games are most popular with adult women.