Power Down & Parent Up!: Cyber Bullying, Screen Dependence & Raising Tech-Healthy Children

Power Down & Parent Up!: Cyber Bullying, Screen Dependence & Raising Tech-Healthy Children

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Overview

Electronic Media Can Endanger As Well As Empower Your Kids

In this decade, our digital world has grown exponentially as has the degree of time both adults and children are spending on their screens. Not surprisingly, researchers are discovering a myriad of unhealthy behaviors associated with excessive screen time. In "Power Down & Parent Up," Kenley expands on her groundbreaking book Cyber Bullying No More, giving parents/guardians effective strategies to integrate into their lives and their children's. How can we navigate a tech-driven world and raise tech-healthy children?


  • Tackle cyber bullying head-on by implementing a concise "Parent Up" approach with proven strategies for Protection, Intervention, and Prevention.
  • "Power Down" on screen dependence and become fully informed about its growing health concerns and consequences.
  • Learn Seven Proactive Practices such as goal setting and creating a family plan to reduce screen time.
  • Discover Four Healthy Guidelines to our parenting toolbox such as learning how to communicate about the false nature of cyber worth and cultivate our children's real worth.


"Rather imply that families can return to some idealistic less complicated time without Facebook, sexting, social networks, and Twitter, and whatever else comes along, Kenley's booklet will help parents mitigate possible harm to their children as they integrate this technology hopefully into healthy lives and relationships."

--Ronald Mah, M.A. LMFT, author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood and The One Minute Temper Tantrum Solution

"Holli addresses children's readiness for technology as well as rules, contracts and education for parents to consider for their children as they introduce or allow entry of new technology into their lives. Cyber bullying and victimization are concerns addressed as well as internet resources for parents, with tools for protection, interventions and prevention--a must for parents in our technological world."

--Lani Stoner, Marriage and Family Therapist

Now available in audiobook edition too!

Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615993505
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication date: 07/15/2017
Pages: 46
Sales rank: 514,720
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Holli Kenley is a California State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a California Licensed Teacher. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She first became interested in promoting the wellness of others in the early 1990s by volunteering time to lead support groups for women struggling with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). This experience was the motivation behind her first book, The PMS Puzzle, as well as the impetus to return to graduate school to become a licensed therapist.

Holli has worked in a variety of settings: a women's shelter and transi-tional housing, a counseling center, and in private practice. Counsel¬ing with adolescents, teens, young and older adults, Holli's areas of special training and interest include sexual trauma and abuse, betrayal, addiction, codependency, and cyber bullying. Holli is the author of numerous published articles and several books including Breaking Through Betrayal: And Recovering the Peace Within, 2nd Edition (2016), Another Way: A Novel (2015), Mountain Air: Relapsing and Finding The Way Back...One Breath at a Time (2013), and Cyber Bullying No More (2011).

In the field of psychology, Holli is a nationally recognized author, speaker and workshop presenter. She has been five-time peer presenter at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists' Annual State Conferences, speaking on Cyber Bullying, Betrayal, Relapse, and Sexual Abuse Recovery. Holli has appeared on over one hundred podcasts and is a frequent TV guest speaking on issues of wellness.
Prior to and during her work as a therapist, Holli taught in public education for thirty years. Holli and her husband reside in the mountains of Arizona.

Table of Contents

Why Should We Care? .................................................................. ii

Part One: Let’s Tackle Cyber Bullying ............................................ iii

Foreword by Laurie Zelinger, PhD and Fred Zelinger, PhD ......... iii

Cyber Bullying: An Alarming Reality ............................................ 1

Protection ..................................................................................... 2

Intervention .................................................................................. 5

Prevention ..................................................................................... 8

Part Two: Let’s Tackle Screen Dependence .................................... 13

The Effects: How Did We Get Here? .......................................... 13

“Power Down” - Focusing Attention on the Effects of Screen Time

................................................................................................... 13

Psychological and Emotional Effects ........................................... 15

Brain Damage and Cognitive Effects ........................................... 18

Part Three: Raising Tech-Healthy Children .................................... 23

It’s Never Too Late ..................................................................... 23

“Parent Up” - Taking Control of our Children’s Health: Embracing

Seven Proactive Practices ............................................................ 23

“Parent Up” - Taking Control of our Children’s Health: Embracing

Four Healthy Guidelines ............................................................. 26

Let’s Show Them They Matter More Than Our Screens ............. 30

Face to Face: Unwired .................................................................... 31

About the Author ........................................................................... 32

Bibliography .................................................................................. 33

Index ..............................................................................................

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