Plugged-in Parenting: How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids with Love, Not War
This is horrible poorly written garbage designed for parents without a brain or ability to sort through complex issues without an authority figure telling them what to think - abandon easy solutions and religion telling you how to relate to your children.
July 18, 2012
be plugged in
Plugged-In Parenting: How To Raise Media-Savy Kids With Love, Not War is a wonderful book for parents, families, and people who work with kids and teens in our culture and society today.
the book was written by Bob Waliszewski. he's a parent and former youth pastor. Waliszewski is also the director of Plugged-In Online, a website visited a million times a month by parents and families looking for information about current entertainment.
Plugged-In Parenting is full of wonderful insights, stories, and quotes. Waliszewski is a great writer and story-teller. parents will see themselves in the book and be able to relate to the challenges that come with raising children and engaging in the culture and media that surrounds us.
this book is a must-read for parents, pastors, preachers, and anyone working with children and young people.
we need to be informed; we need to be relevant; and we need to be discerning. this book is a great resource to help with all three.
November 3, 2011
A fresh tool to use and pass on to others
This book was provided for me free from Tyndale House for the purpose of review. My only responsibility is to read the book and write a review be it good or bad.
I highly recommend this book to parents, grandparents, teachers, youth workers, virtually anyone who wants to affect students and children positively.
Mr. Waliszewski gives the tools to help parents become media-savvy and raise children to be media-savvy without a battle.
Our media (television, movies, internet) is influencing our next generation. What is being produced is painting for our children and young adults a world that has no regard for human life both before and after birth, abortion and euthanasia. Personal responsibility is overlooked and the attitude is to question authority. Also, the complete disrespect of people by the language and actions are feeding our culture of fighting and immorality, Therefore, it is important to know what the lingo is and know how to communicate truth to our children so they can learn to make discerning decisions.
We, as Christians, must learn how to mold the culture by taking a positive stand and not allow the culture to mold us nor our children.
I highly recommend this book for absolutely anyone interested in making a difference in our media-saturated world.
August 16, 2011
great resource or not? depends on the family
Plugged-In Parenting: How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids with Love, Not War is a Focus on the Family publication by Bob Waliszewski, director of pluggedin.com (a Christian-based movie review website). In PIP, Waliszewski seeks to help parents decide where, and how, to draw the line in family media discernment. PIP provides evidence of the impact of media on individuals and societies, and covers important topics, such as responding to our children's objections and tips for ending fights over entertainment.
Because I love Focus on the Family and all things Christian-parenting, I fully expected to love this book. The chapter titles were promising, and indeed I expect many families will be helped by this book. Nonetheless, I was a little disappointed in the read. Perhaps because our family already shares Waliszewski's goals and vision, I found little that was new or inspiring in this book. The amount of novel insight in PIP could easily be summed up in a significantly shorter publication for those of us who already employ media discernment in our homes. Consider your family's current entertainment status before deciding on this book.
I received this book free from Tyndale for the purpose of providing my honest opinion. I was not required to give a positive review.
July 31, 2011