There's no denying the clear connection between overuse of devices--smartphones, computers, and video games--and the growing mental health crisis, especially in our children. Too much screen time has a real, measurable effect on kids' brains, self-esteem, emotional development, and social skills. We aren't controlling our devices anymore--they're controlling us.
In Disconnected, psychotherapist and parenting expert Thomas Kersting offers a comprehensive look at how devices have altered the way our children grow up, behave, learn, and connect with their families and friends. Based on the latest studies on the connection between screen time and neuroplasticity, as well as the growing research on acquired ADHD and anxiety, Disconnected presents a better way to move forward. Kersting shares indispensable advice for parents on setting boundaries and engaging in concentration and mindfulness exercises.
If you want to reclaim your family and reconnect with your kids, this hard-hitting yet hopeful book is the place to start.
About the Author
Thomas Kersting is a nationally renowned psychotherapist, a speaker, an author, and a television personality. Cohost of the former A&E series Surviving Marriage and Monster In-Laws, he is a regular contributor to Fox News and frequently appears on talk shows and news shows offering insight and advice on parenting, relationships, and wellness. He has also hosted shows for the National Geographic Channel, the Food Network, and Oprah's Wellness Network. He lives in New Jersey.