The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World


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Little, Brown Spark
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Jordan Shapiro, PhD, is a world-renowned American thought leader. He's currently Senior Fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Global Economic and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He teaches in Temple University's Intellectual Heritage Program, wrote a column for Forbes on global education, digital play, and family life from 2012 to 2017, and is the author of The New Childhood. He lives in Philadelphia with his two sons.

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"Timely, essential, and thought-provoking, The New Childhood is the must-read parenting guide for raising 21st century, digitally driven kids. Instead of raising a white flag and giving in to social media and the Internet, Jordan Shapiro tells parents how to embrace technology, stay involved in their children's lives, and prepare them for their future. Read it! I promise you'll rethink your parenting. I couldn't put it down"--Michele Borba, EdD, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About-Me World
"The New Childhood is a must-read for parents and educators! It's an incredible resource for developing healthy families and kids in today's technology-enabled world, and pushes us beyond clinging to rules, traditions, and practices developed for a different era."--Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach For All and founder of Teach For America
"For those who lament what the 'app generation' may lack, Jordan Shapiro offers a timely, reassuring scenario."--Howard Gardner
Placing modern child-rearing in the context of the long story of human cultural adaption, this manual makes the challenges of screens more approachable, and the adult role in meeting them clearer."--Publishers Weekly
"[The New Childhood] offers bearings to parents floundering in the new digital landscape and suggests clear actions they can take to help their children to thrive both in childhood and later life."--Forbes