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Let’s Power Down & Parent Up with Author Holli Kenley!

“Electronic Media Can Endanger As Well As Empower Your Kids”

In the past 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 behaviours associated with excessive screen time.  In this episode of Reading with your kids podcast, we welcome author Holli Kenley to talk about her new book Let’s Power Down & Parent Up! & how it teaches to navigate a tech-driven world and raise tech-healthy children. We talked for so long that we will be breaking the talk into two sections. Be sure to tune in to know the secret behind raising tech-healthy children & you will be amazed!

Here’s more information about Holli

kenley_holli-300x240Holli is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, currently working in the field of psychology as an author, educator, and workshop presenter. Formerly from the Southern California area, she practised for ten years in a counselling centre before moving into private practice. Spending much of her time working in the areas of abuse, trauma, betrayal, and cyber bullying, Holli is the author of seven books. Her latest release is “Power Down & Parent Up: Cyber Bullying, Screen Dependence & How To Raise Tech-Healthy Children” (July 2017). Through her writings or speaking, it is Holli’s passion to empower others towards wellness by offering compassionate insights and healing strategies to improve the quality of their lives. Our time here is so short;  it is vital that we strive to feel better and live healthier each and every day.

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? 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 victimisation 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.”

In this interview Holli discusses her book, inspiration for Power down & Parent up, some of the issues parents face raising children in this digital age & how to tackle cyber bullying by implementing “Parent Up” approach with proven strategies for Protection, Intervention, and Prevention. She also describes “Power Down” approach for screen dependence and how to become fully informed about its growing health concerns and consequences. It was a great interview & we are very excited to share it with our listeners. Be sure to Listen & feel free to share!

Find out more about Holli by visiting www.HolliKenley.com

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