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Osit, Michael. Generation text; raising well-adjusted kids in an age of instant everything.

OSIT, Michael. Generation text; raising well-adjusted kids in an age of instant everything. Read by Dan John Miller. 9 cds. 11 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2008. 1-4233-6415-5. $82.25. Vinyl; content, reader notes. A

This is an excellent guide for parents raising "Generation Text" kids; teachers may find it useful as well. Chapter by chapter, Dr. Osit takes on important ways children are affected by "instant everything." He explains how kids today have instant access to information, sometimes much more than they need or can handle. Some chapters, like time management--breaking down projects and assignments into manageable segments--are applicable to all of us. By talking about children and families he has worked with, in Osit gives step-by-step instructions on how to deal with model cases. These are some specific examples: how to get a kid to stop playing video games and clean his room; how to control the use of chat rooms; how to develop identity and learn to delay gratification; how to help children make friends; how to recognize the difference between effort and ability and how to change both the parent's and child's behavior. Miller has a convincing, reassuring "therapist" voice. Nola Theiss, Sanibel, FL
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Author:Theiss, Nola
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Date:Nov 1, 2008
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