The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life


The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life is the essential, don’t-panic, evidence-based guide and exploration of how to have a happy family life and raise healthy, successful kids in in the age of Babies With iPads and Moms On Their Phones At The Playground.

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Read the New York Times review by Pamela Druckerman! “I liked Kamenetz’s unpanicky, thoughtful critique.”

Read my New York Times essay, “Your Kid’s Phone Is Not Like A Cigarette.”

Since the coronavirus pandemic struck, I’ve been deluged with requests to unpack what the future might bring for parents, colleges, the K-12 education system, and businesses that need to rethink training and recruitment.

Common Sense Media/Noggin (Nickolodeon) Town Hall  

“It is exciting for our community to hear from someone who truly understands the landscape from so many different persepctives and can hold the space with such warmth and knowledge. Our wider community is already eager for the recording, and we are grateful that we can continue to share that as a resource! ” — the Paradigm Project / Jewish Education Project 

I am available for accessible and actionable webinar presentations to your school or organization. Contact Keppler Speakers.

“How to deal with devices and screens is one of the biggest challenges for today’s parents. With The Art of Screen Time, Anya Kamenetz comes to the rescue. Marshalling the latest science, she provides an indispensable guide to helping children — and families — thrive in the digital age.” — Arianna Huffington, CEO of Thrive Global

“Kamenetz cuts through the rumor, hysteria, and guilt around children and screen time to get right down to the information I want: the data. The Art of Screen Time is a book I will keep on my shelf for a long time, as it’s a lucid and reliable source of honest and clear advice around children’s relationships with the digital world and my best way forward as a parent and as a teacher.” — Jessica Lahey, The Gift of Failure

“Blending scholarly evidence and the experiences of numerous families, The Art of Screen Time is a well-researched and reassuring guide to raising kids in a world where technology is everywhere.” — danah boyd, author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

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