Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child

Author(s): George Lynn; Cynthia C. Johnson


Recreational screen media use is quickly replacing family time, by no fault of parents. They are doing the best they can based on the information available to them, which claims nothing can be done to stop their children's screen dependence.


Parents seeking change need a new framework for action. Breaking the Trance does not blame parents or vilify technology, but it does give parents clear and effective strategies to implement immediately. The results will restore a sense of care and connection within the family.


George T. Lynn, MA, LMHC, is a psychotherapist from Bellevue, Washington, who has pioneered the use of psychotherapy for adults and children with neuropsychological issues. George is author of the Survival Strategies for Parenting series, Genius Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild Oppositional Child and The Asperger Plus Child. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America, and the Maury Povich Show to talk about his work with children who exhibit extreme behavior problems.


Cynthia C Johnson, MA, utilizes in-home individualized therapeutic tutoring to help unique K-12 learners reach their full potential. She is the founding director of the Venture Program at Bellevue College in Washington, the first degree program in the nation designed for students challenged with learning and intellectual disabilities. Her work has been featured by National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Inside Higher Education, University Business Magazine, the Seattle Times, and KIRO 7. She is a Certified Mediator Practitioner in Washington State.

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Screen dependence is real and destructive to developing personalities and brains. With wit, grace, and startling science, George and Cynthia bring you the facts you need to know, along withmost importantlypractical solutions for every parent. A must-read! Thom Hartmann, author Walking Your Blues Away: How to Heal the Mind and Create Emotional Well-Being If you are a parent, grandparent, or anyone who cares about kids and their ability to become responsible, happy adults at some point, you should care about the valuable information in this book. The authors balance real-life case stories, research, and common sense about how to tackle the monster that has crept into every family and relationshipthat tantalizing screenand provide explanations and simple tools that are both encouraging and empowering to move from identification to action. In addition, there is enough information and guidance in this book to help schools work effectively in tandem with the families they serve to help young people (and their parents) find specific ways to connect, grow stronger, and develop the skills necessary to lead fulfilling, meaningful lives. Jackie Booth, PhD, Parent, grandparent, and lifelong educator Take heart, parents! It s not too late. Read this book. As an expert in the -field of Internet addiction, I was delighted with this book and found the material fresh and practical. It will help parents as they try to cope with child rearing in the digital age. -Hilarie Cash, PhD, LMHC, Founding Member, Chief Clinical Officer, and Education Director for reSTART Life Mr. Lynn, thank you for this book! Following your guidance gave our son the time he needed in his life to show us who he actually was going from an anxious child who loved video games (yet was literally afraid of everything, even the wind), to a straight A, college-bound high school student and honor society member. -Lorri Dixon, mother of an amazing teenager on the autism spectrum"

George Lynn is a psychotherapist from Bellevue, Washington who has pioneered the use of psychotherapy for adults and children with neuropsychological issues. He is a frequent and apparently highly engaging conference keynote speaker for organisations such as The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, The ADD Information System (ADDIS) in the UK and many others. Cynthia C. Johnson is founding director of the Venture Program at Bellevue College, the first degree programme in the USA designed for students challenged with learning and intellectual disabilities.

General Fields

  • : 9781942094265
  • : Central Recovery Press
  • : Central Recovery Press
  • : October 2016
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 649.5
  • : 208
  • : illustrations
  • : George Lynn; Cynthia C. Johnson
  • : Paperback
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