Books on parenting in the digital age

If you're looking for more information on media, tech, and digital parenting, here are a few favorite resources that our Editorial team has found to be helpful.

Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

Emily Bazelon
"Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet ..."
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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Danah Boyd
"What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, ..."
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Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning

Chip Donohue
"Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years offers early childhood teacher educators ..."
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Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Ellen Galinsky
"Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Ask the Children, The Six Stages of Par ..."
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Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn...

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn...

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Diane Eyer
"In Einstein Never Used Flashcards highly credentialed child psychologists, Kathy Hirsh-P ..."
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Screen Time: How Electronic Media -- From Baby Videos to Educational Software -- Affects Your Young Child

Screen Time: How Electronic Media -- From Baby Videos to Educational Software -- Affects Your Young Child

Lisa Guernsey
"As a mother, Lisa Guernsey wondered about the influence of television on her two young d ..."
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Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens

Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens

Lisa Guernsey, Michael H. Levine
"With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digit ..."
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The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Chip Heath, Dan Heath
"While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are domina ..."
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The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Jessica Lahey
"Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who ..."
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The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected ...

The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected ...

Madeline Levine, Ph.D.
"In recent years, numerous studies have shown that bright, charming, seemingly confident ..."
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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Julie Lythcott-Haims
"In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with ..."
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Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Peggy Orenstein
"The author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a clear-eyed p ..."
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The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D., Teresa H. Barker
"As the focus of the family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantl ..."
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The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children

The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children

James P. Steyer
"Every day your children are bombarded by images of sex, commercialism, and violence -- r ..."
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Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age

James P. Steyer
"A smart, urgently needed book that helps parents and their kids navigate today’s o ..."
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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Paul Tough
"Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhoo ..."
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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Sherry Turkle
"Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illus ..."
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Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Sherry Turkle
"We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we hav ..."
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Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact-Not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age

Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact-Not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age

Yalda Uhls
"Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO ( ..."
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Some authors from this list are part of the Common Sense family, including board members, partners, and staff. We value their contributions and think highly of their work. Happy reading!