A Harvard-trained psychiatrist and mom of 3 gives parents and educators the tech habits children need to achieve their full potential–and a 6-step plan to put them into action.
You may have picked up on some warning signs: The more your 9-year-old son plays video games, the more distracted and irritable he becomes. Or maybe comparing her life to others on social media is leaving your teenaged daughter feeling down. Then there are the questions that are always looming: Should I limit screen time? Should I give my 11-year-old an iPhone?
The Tech Solution is a to-the-point resource for parents and educators who want the best approach for raising kids in our digital world. It outlines all you need to know about the short-term and potential long-term consequences of tech use. Dr. Kang simplifies cutting edge neuroscience to reveal a new understanding around how we metabolize experiences with technology that will lay the foundation for lasting success. On top of that, she offers practical advice for tackling specific concerns in the classroom or at home, whether it’s possible tech addiction, anxiety, cyberbullying, or loneliness. With her 6-week 6-step plan for rebalancing your family’s tech diet, Dr. Kang will help your child build healthy habits and make smart choices that will maximize the benefits of tech and minimize its risks.
Use The Tech Solution to help your child avoid the pitfalls of today’s digital world and to offer them guidance that will boost their brains and bodies, create meaningful connections, explore creative pursuits, and foster a sense of contribution and empowerment for many years to come.
“If you are a parent wondering about how to approach the use of technology with your children, this thoughtful guide provides science-backed discussions of how the brain responds to the complex ways digital devices compel us to use them. With this knowledge, Dr. Kang provides practical suggestions to steer the use of these devices in helpful ways that can improve your child’s development and well-being—and your important relationship with each other as a family.”
— Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain Child, Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, and Executive Director, Mindsight Institute
“As we learn more about the powerful impact of new technologies on the health and well-being of kids, it has never been more important for parents to teach responsible ways to use these tools. Dr. Kang offers a practical blueprint for achieving this urgent goal.” — Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author of Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
“New research now shows that screen time is correlated with changes in the brain and that children and young teens are particularly vulnerable. Near epidemic levels of teenage and young adult suicides, lack of motivation, and social isolation are alarming. The Tech Solution pulls no punches, but fortunately offers all of us hope and practical, straightforward guidelines for how to protect our most important resource: the next generations’ brains.”
—Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Successful Aging
“Without idolizing or demonizing technology, Dr. Shimi Kang offers parents and teachers a science-based guide to its appropriate and positive place in our children’s lives that’s filled with practical advice and heart-sourced wisdom.”
—Gabor Maté, M.D., author of #1 national bestseller In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction