The 2-Week Digital Detox is a book for children, but could be useful for anyone. Written by a mother of six who wanted more for her family, she pulled the plug and declared a digital detox for her children. The transformation blew her away – she got her sweet happy children back, rather than screen-time meltdowns.
The detox was easier than she could have hoped, and results better than she could have dreamed. In just 2 weeks, the author’s children were free from the grip of digital devices. Their moods shifted immediately, and their creativity exploded. They learned to entertain themselves, and enjoy life without screens. This experiment led to total tech overhaul, that changed her family’s life. This book details how she did it in 14 days:
- Overcome your fear of firing your ‘electronic babysitter’
- Cultivate your child’s gifts outside of screens
- Set the right tech boundaries for your family
- Develop a long-term plan for lasting change
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to transform ‘screen zombies’ into friendly, happy and thankful children. Put technology in its right place. This book will show you how.
Molly DeFrank is the founder of the online Digital Detox, where she helps free families from their addictions to devices. She has a degree in international relations and used to be a press aide for former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today, she is a stay-at-hom mum and foster mum to 6 children (all age 12 and under).
have children read good books instead!
Always Beginning is the perfect book for readers age 4 to 8, explaining the science behind how our universe started and we are part of it – from the Big Bang and the beginning of life, up to today. Perfect for children with big questions, the book contains science-based information and facts about our solar system. The backmatter explains the science, along with a timeline of the origins of the universe through the ages of fish, reptiles, mammals and humans.
Candace Savage is the award-winning author of more than 12 books including a great one about the intelligence of crows. Her writing for young people has been honoured by New York Public Library. She lives and writes in the homelland the Métis Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. Rachel Wada is a freelance illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada. Her style reflects her Japanese-Chinese heritage, to amplify the emotional undertone of stories.