Screen media use has replaced family time. Many parents are looking for a new framework. This easy-to- follow guide provides parents with tools and specific guidelines for measuring the presence of an issue with screen-dependency in their homes, understanding it and getting it under control. Parents are making the best decisions they can based on the information they have. Many parents, driven to challenge the accepted reality that nothing can be done, are looking for a new framework.
Written as an easy-to-follow and practical guide for parents who want to understand recreational screen media use in their homes, BREAKING THE TRANCE does not blame parents nor does it vilify technology as a whole, but rather gives them easy and effective strategies to implement immediately. Using clinical examples and specific guidelines, the authors provide parents with tools for measuring the presence of an issue with screen media use in their homes and getting screen dependency under control.