Abigail Sullivan Moore



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Library Journal

There are many good titles on the negative effects of helicopter parenting, but this distinctive book focuses on the technological aspects of parenting and how the electronic tether of instant communication is undermining young adults' abilities to problem-solve effectively. Drawing on two studies exploring students' contact with parents, the authors mined findings that many readers will view with incredulity, including the statistic that today's college students and their parents communicate an average of 13.4 times weekly. With so much communication going on, young adults have little reason to develop either self-regulation or appropriate help-seeking skills. This excellent snapshot of how technology is changing family dynamics is highly recommended for all collections.  —"Parenting Short Takes", Booksmack!, 12/16/10.

Abigail Sullivan Moore