iRules

What Every Tech-healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD13170
Released: May 21, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494502188
Narrator/s: Carrington MacDuffie
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

As Janell Burley Hofmann, mother of five, wrapped her 13-year-old's iPhone on Christmas Eve, she was overwhelmed by questions: "Will my children learn to sit and wonder without Googling? Should I know their passwords for online accounts? Will they experience the value of personal connection without technology?" To address her concerns, she outlined boundaries and expectations in a contract for her son to sign upon receiving his first cell phone. When Hofmann's editor at the Huffington Post posted the contract, now known as iRules, it resonated on a massive scale and went viral, resulting in a tsunami of media coverage and requests. It quickly became apparent that people across the country were hungry for more. In iRules, Hofmann provides families with the tools they need to find a balance between technology and human interaction through a philosophy she calls Slow Tech Parenting. In the book, she educates parents about the online culture tweens and teens enter the minute they go online, exploring issues like cyberbullying, friend fail, and sexting, as well as helping parents create their own iRules contracts to fit their families' needs. As funny as it is prescriptive, iRules will help parents figure out when to unplug and how to stay in sync with the changing world of technology, while teaching their children self-respect, integrity, and responsibility.

All formats/editions

eAudio
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Narrator(s): Carrington MacDuffie
Product Number Z100100356
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494522186
eBook
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Product Number EB00725885
Released: May 10, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: #9781623363536

Professional reviews

"Shepherding children in the new digital world is complex and challenging. Hofmann provides a range of ideas, approaches, and protocols to help parents and children find whatÕs right, safe, and smart. Carrington MacDuffie narrates this book well, using tone and emphasis to convey HofmannÕs purpose: to elicit family conversations, not deliver commandments. MacDuffie captures the conversations presented in a way that conveys the challenges and concerns of all parties from mutually respective vantage points. HofmannÕs intelligent prose coupled with MacDuffieÕs gentle but clear tone makes the audiobook an engaging listen for anyone grappling with how to deal with childrearing in the age of social media. L.E. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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