Screen-smart Parenting

Even for today's most tech-savvy parents, managing kids' technology use is a huge challenge fraught with uncertainties. In what capacity can screen time boost learning and development, and what impact do parents' technology habits have? At what age should certain technologies be integrated into a child's life? How can kids and teens be protected and also learn to be good digital citizens? In her busy psychiatry practice–and while raising her own kids–Dr. Gold witnesses the oft-surprising benefits and the troubling downsides of technology. In her signature positive, accessible approach, she gives parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations for the whole family. Foreword by Tory Burch.

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Dr. Jodi Gold is board certified in adult and pediatric psychiatry, with clinical expertise in child & adolescent pharmacology, reproductive psychiatry, parenting & divorce, psychotherapy of anxiety, mood disorders and the management of digital technology.

Dr. Gold received her B.A from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her medical training at the University of Tennessee and her residency in psychiatry at Weill Cornell College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in pediatric psychiatry at Cornell. She also completed a clinical fellowship in infant psychiatry that focused on reproductive psychiatry and early parenting and attachment. During her training, she received awards from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Association of Women Psychiatrists (AWP).

She led the child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient department at Weill Cornell College of Medicine from 2006 to 2012 and, as a clinical assistant professor, has mentored and taught hundreds of medical students, psychologists, residents and fellows at Cornell and Columbia. She has spoken nationally and internationally to physicians, educators and parents about her developmental approach to managing digital technology in children and adolescents, which led to her new book Screen-Smart Parenting: How to Find Balance and Benefit in Your Child's Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices, released in October 2014.

Dr. Gold regularly consults as a psychiatric expert on local and national news programs, serves on the voluntary faculty at Cornell and has a private practice in Manhattan.

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