66 childrearing strategies for life in the digital era
According to Wang Wen-Hua, a writer who has spent many years at the pedagogical frontline, being present is the most important thing a parent can do for their child – especially now we live in a “swipe-happy era” of ubiquitous screens. Parents need to learn along with their children how to treat our electronics as tools that can assist us in life, not control us – or be deployed as a means of control. In doing so we can help children to take responsibility for themselves, to foster a positive attitude through the formation of positive habits, and to establish powers of self-awareness and empathy. By involving them in life management and sharing the burdens of domesticity, we can help them develop the ability to solve problems.
Wang Wen-Hua has a knack for interpreting the language of children. In Raising Kids in the Swipe-Happy Era he presents many conversations between parent and child, in a brisk, readable style, encouraging us to reassess this most intimate of family bonds. These 66 illuminating case studies are organized around ten of the most common intergenerational problems of the digital age, and every chapter concludes with a list of key points to help the reader quickly grasp the main ideas.