Connected: Christian Parenting in an Age of IM and MySpace
Format: Paperback
Book Code: 7384
Pages: 144
Size: 5" x 8"
ISBN: 9780817015169
PubDate: 2007
Publisher: JUDSON PRESS

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The trends may have changed from IM & MySpace to texting and Facebook, but the principles and concerns remain the same. Social networking technologies have utterly redefined how typical youth spend time with friends. Author Peggy Kendall helps parents understand this brave new world, including:

  • How and why teens use online communication technology
  • The pros and cons of teens using this technology                                                                

She offers readers:

  • Real-life insight, stories, and advice from middle school, high school, and college-aged students who use IM and MySpace on a regular basis, including how they think parents should respond
  • Advice and insight from Christian parents who have dealt with teens who use online communications

  • A summary of parenting advice from leading scholars and authors

  • Practical parenting tips and discussion starters


Editorial Reviews:

"I love this book because it gives practical advice how to build these bridges between Gutenberg people and Google people. Instead of the customary narrative of cultural decline, expressions of cultural anxiety, denunciation of the awfulness of the times, not to mention millennial moanings, what Peggy Kendall gives us are strategies for passing the baton onto succeeding generations without the trade of tirades."—From the Foreword by Leonard Sweet, Drew Theological School, George Fox University

"If we blink the technology changes. How's a parent to keep up? Dr. Peggy Kendall provides the answer with this wonderfully practical and useful book. If your kids are on the Internet, this is a must-read."— David Walsh, Ph.D., President, National Institute on Media and the Family and author of No. Why Kids-of All Ages-Need It and Ways Parents Can Say It

"Though addressed to Christian parents, Connected is not dogmatic; its straightforward presentation is thoroughly accessible to parents of all religious faiths...Highly recommended for parents everywhere." —Midwest Book Review

"I believe this book opened the doors between my child and myself in reference to the internet. We can now agree on the surfing, myspace, and really understand and acknowledge the trust we have in each other." —iParenting Media Awards Reviewer

"I like how the author used things from her own life and experience. I found the book easy to read and entertaining. I also thought the 'Get Connected' bits throughout each chapter and 'Good discussion starters' were helpful. It's a great way to really get the parents involved instead of just reading the book and planning on getting around to checking it out 'sometime.'" —iParenting Media Awards Reviewer

"I felt that this book was well written, up to date and quite informative. Many of the ideas and comments expressed by the author were very beneficial to me and will be useful now and as my children grow up. It was nice to read a book that was focused on the spiritual positive and negative aspects of technology. The book covered a wide range of topics from instant messaging to facebook and myspace. All of these topics I am just now very interested in as my oldest child is turning 12. I also liked that she seems to have quite a lot of experience in teaching as well as with her own children." —iParenting Media Awards Reviewer

Awards:

In 2008 Connected: Christian Parenting in an Age of IM & MySpace won an iParenting Media Award for Outstanding Products.

 

 

Connected: Christian Parenting in an Age of IM & MySpace is on Radical Parenting's list of the 50 Best Parenting Books for Families with Tweens and Teens.

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