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Read the Table of Contents and Introduction
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
"Well written, up to date, and quite informative. It was nice to read a book that was focused on the spiritual positive and negative aspects of technology." 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." iParenting Media Awards reviewer
"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
"Highly recommended for parents everywhere." Midwest Book Review
"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, PhD, President, National Institute on Media and the Family and author of No: Why Kidsof All AgesNeed It and Ways Parents Can Say It
"I love this book because it gives practical advice on 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 author, speaker, and professor, Leonard Sweet, Drew Theological School, George Fox University
Peggy Kendall is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Bethel University. She holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, an M.A. in Secondary Education, and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her experiences as a youth volunteer, former school teacher and parent of three teenage children have taught her a great deal about today's communication technology.
Peggy contributed two chapter to Youth Ministry in a Technological Age(2011).
Visit author Peggy Kendall's website: www.peggykendall.com.
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