Families and Individuals
Many parents, extended family members, friends, spiritual leaders, teachers, and child care providers are increasingly seeking guidance on how to help children learn healthy and safe use of electronic media. The more electronic media is taking over children’s lives, the more concerned you and these other adults are becoming, and rightfully so. You want help; you need answers. And you need it all now. You have come to the right place.
You may be baffled and confused when knowing where to find guidance that’s immediately useful and easy to use. While more and more scientific studies and data become available, much of that are scary discoveries not helpful suggestions. Those studies and data are reporting the need to recognize electronic media’s potential negative impact on children as young as infants from the day those children are born.
You might hear other parents and adults express increasing gratitude and delight in discovering ways to keep children safe when using electronic media. How-to tips that are simple yet powerful whether in written or audio format help both you and your children learn so you can all live happier, healthier lives. Companion products such as coloring books directly reinforce what you are teaching, presented in an upbeat, age-appropriate way. Children from birth to adolescence and the adults in their lives need to know what to do, when to do it, how, where, and why.
The personal lives and development of these children starts at home with you and as early as possible. For these reasons, you will find the help you seek readily available here. You can go to the Shop on this site and invest in the instantly downloadable version of 52 Tips for Parents: Guide Your Child to Safe TV and Electronic Media or the audio recording of the same content, both also available as printed versions. And you’ll find a companion product, Color Your World, a coloring book focused on safe media use also available as both download and print.
If you’d like to learn about those remarkable visionaries who created prominent children’s shows such as Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, you’ll want the book, The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street. Not only is this a nostalgic look back at a unique and important time in early childhood education, it is a peek behind the scenes and in front of the cameras through in-depth interviews with the people who dedicated their lives to the health and wellbeing of children and their parents.
“Thank you Dr. Burbank for sharing your booklets with me. Color Your World for the children is brilliant. It is a very good way to approach the children with constructive teaching through play! The 52 tips for parenting guide I will share with my children, and other grandparents. I am thankful and hopeful that the generations to come will not be addicted to media and TV.”
— Rose Ann, Parent