Parent's Quick Guide to Electronic Addiction

Jay Berk, Ph.D.

Parent's Quick Guide to Electronic Addiction

Cell phones, video games, and computers make our lives richer. Yet, they are also wreaking havoc on children and teens who are not able to use them in a healthy way, leading to problems at home, school, and in the community. Youth are escaping into an electronic world and missing valuable opportunities to develop skills required for successful relationships and adult careers.

Youth with a mental health diagnosis such as autism, ADHD, anxiety or depression are particularly vulnerable to Electronic addiction, but it can negatively impact any young person. The online world is seductive and often easier to navigate for children who are shy, introverted, or bullied.

If you are concerned about your child's use of electronics, this book will show you:

  • Why electronics are so addicting

  • How to determine if your child has a problem with electronics

  • Crucial social skills that can't be developed online and ways you can foster them

  • Why kids with special needs are especially vulnerable

  • Proven strategies for prevention and intervention of electronic addiction for children from preschool through college

"Dr. Berk has written the first parent-friendly guide addressing specific prevention and intervention steps and strategies for dealing with the ever-growing, debilitating electronic addictions affecting children of all ages". (Barrie G. Galvin) 

About The Author

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Jay Berk Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist with more than twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. An internationally renowned speaker, director of Jay Berk Ph.D. and Associates and founder of the Center for Electronic Addiction, Dr Berk consults with high-profile clients all over the world, such as the United Nations-UNICEF. He wrote a manual for UNICEF used by teachers to work with children throughout Bosnia during the war and has presented guest lectures around the world; including at: The Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne Australia, The University of London, the Cleveland Clinic, the Disney Channel, The Screen Actors Guild, The Young Professionals Organization, and hundreds of school districts and universities throughout the United States.

Dr Berk's specialties include: clients with Stress and Anxiety, Children and Adolescents with Social Issues, Learning Disabilities, Electronic and Gaming Addiction, Attention Deficit Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, and Tourette's Syndrome, as well as, treatment of those individuals who have multiple impairments. Another area of expertise for Dr. Berk is working with Oppositional Defiant Children and Adolescents, as well as their families. Dr Berk works with young performers with issues related to stage and screen success including teamwork with other performers. Dr. Berk also works with other high profile children and families helping them cope with unique pressures of this lifestyle. He has a practice that is held in high regard and provides a spectrum of interventions to these individuals, their families, and other personnel working with them.

You can learn more about Dr. Jay Berk and his groundbreaking work by visiting his website

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