This book is here to help a parent work their way through a world filled with apps and technology that are supposed to “help” you parent…and maybe some that aren’t. While my babies are a bit older now, I really connected with this book. I struggle to balance electronics with non-screen time for my kiddos (and myself if I’m being honest)! I think that many parents have those same struggles, and I know that it can be incredibly stressful and frustrating for many moms and dads. Sophie Brickman takes the reader through advice from experts on how we can figure out how to survive in a world filled with digital everything.
I liked this book. I thought it was easy to read and connect with. The advice doesn’t feel over the top or haughty. It felt very down to earth, like I was chatting with a friend at times. I feel like any parent that feels that anxiety about screen time and apps and everything else electronic will find some nuggets to help them out!
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A charming, meticulously researched, and illuminating look at how technology infiltrates every aspect of raising children today, filled with helpful advice parents can use to best navigate the digital landscape, and ultimately learn to trust their own judgment.
There’s an app or device for nearly every aspect of parenting today: monitoring your baby; entertaining or educating your toddler; connecting with other new parents for tips, tricks, and community—virtually every aspect of daily life. But it isn’t a parenting paradise; the truth is much more complicated.
The mother of two young daughters, journalist Sophie Brickman wondered what living in a tech-saturated world was doing to her and her children. She turned to experts, academics, doctors, and innovators for advice and insight. Baby, Unplugged brings together Brickman’s in-depth research with her own candid (sometimes hilarious) personal experience to help parents sort through the wide and often confusing tech offerings available today and to sort out what’s helpful and what’s not.
Filled with relatable and entertaining stories as well as practical takeaways, Baby, Unplugged is destined to become a touchstone for parents today, giving them the permission to forge their own path through the morass of technological options, to restore their faith in themselves, and to help them raise good, social, and engaged people in the modern world.
Just the Facts:
Baby, Unplugged by Sophie Brickman
Pub Date: September 7, 2021
Sophie Brickman is a writer, reporter, and editor who has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Saveur, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other outlets. Her work has also appeared in the Best Food Writing and the Best American Science Writing anthologies. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.