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In a world where over 80% of 12- to 17- year olds now own a smartphone, parents are searching for ways to pry their kids' eyes from their devices and engage them in real, face-to-face conversation. McKee provides an abundant supply of useful tips and creative ideas to help parents bond with the Smartphone Generation.
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2016
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About the Author▼▲
Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more than twenty books, including If I Had a Parenting Do Over; 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone-Obsessed Kid; The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers; and The Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over twenty years of youth-ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide.
You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting regular doses of youth culture and parenting helps. He also offers free resources for youth leaders and parents as well. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
Doug Fields, author of more than 50 books including 7 Ways to Be Her Hero
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Debora M. Coty, humorist, speaker, award-winning author of numerous inspirational books including Too Blessed to be Stressed
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, author of Heart Wide Open
"If you're tired of seeing just the top of your kid's head bent over a smartphone, Jonathan McKee's new book, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone-Obsessed Kid, was written for you. . .and me. . .as he challenges parents (and grandparents) to examine the example we provide and encourages us we are not powerless to change the tide. . .This book is one I'll buy for my adult children as well, as my grandsons are on the journey into a world very different than the one in which I raised my sons. Jonathan's book is long overdue. "
Deb DeArmond, author of Don't Go to Bed Angry. Stay Up and Fight!
"Jonathan McKee has done it again! Hes provided a timely tool for any parent looking to understand their children better in an increasingly technological age. Jonathans candidness about his experiences with his own kids and the practical tips, questions, and research hes provided are bound to give any parent who reads this book the tools they have been looking for to connect with their kids on a deeper level. This book definitely has me thinking about how to create a climate of conversation with my own kids. So put down your smartphone and pick up this book!"
Magdalene John, Co-Host, "100 Huntley Street"
"I regularly find that parents want help but dont know where to find the good stuff. So much parenting advice is fear-based and impractical. But Jonathans gift to us is that he writes to parents from the intersection of hopeful parenting and practical ideas."
Mark Oestreicher, Author of Many Books, including A Parents Guide to Understanding Teenage Brains and Understanding Your Young Teen
"Jonathan gives every parent a set of strategies to navigate the smartphone battlefield. 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid provides you with three wins: connect with your kids in the on-line world they know and love, steer your whole family away from damaging habits, and become an informed model of proper technology use."
Hettie Brittz, author of (un)Natural Mom - why you are the perfect mom for your kids
"Jonathan McKee has done it again! In 52 Ways to Connect with your Smartphone Obsessed Kid, he has given parents a roadmap for relationship success with their kids. Jonathan shares important research on the overuse of screens and devices while combining his love of teens, respect for parents, and easy humor in each practical scenario offered to solve this universal challenge. A winning combination!"
Carrie Abbott, President The Legacy Institute, Radio Host, Speaker and Author
"As someone who speaks professionally to companies about managing distractions in a constantly connected workplace, I'm continuously asked for a resource from people on how to handle these issues with their kids. Jonathan's book is the resource I've been seeking for years. Not only will I recommend it, but I plan to adopt many of the strategies when I walk through the threshold of my home."
Curt Steinhorst, National Speaker, President, Promentum Group
"Parents concerns about their kids screen use often lead to anxiety-based control through contracts, apps, and filters. The result is usually alienated kids who havent learned self-control. Jonathan McKee will inspire and equip you with practical tools to build connection and influence with your kids, as you guide them toward true responsibility and wisdom with their cell phones and screens."
Lynne Jackson, Co-Founder of Connected Families and Coauthor of Discipline that Connects with Your Child's Heart
"Jonathan McKee has written a stunning compilation of knowledge and information on the electronic world. Its an especially eye-opening experience for parents who might not be as "tech-savvy" as their children. Its packed with great ideas to turn what could be possibly dangerous issues into positive situations and solutions. An excellent resource for every parent!"
Rick Johnson, Bestselling Author of 10 Things Great Dads Do, Thats My Son, and Better Dads Stronger Sons