SOCIAL SCIENCES

Stop Staring at Screens! A Digital Detox for the Whole Family

Ilex. Nov. 2018. 144p. ISBN 9781781575765. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9781781576618. fAMilY LIFE
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Goodin (Off: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life) aims for readers to discover the joys of regularly disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with the offline world. Easier said than done, right? The author is not antitechnology but does stress that families enjoy more balanced lives when they engage in face-to-face communication. Her suggestions range from establishing screen-free zones to planning enjoyable outdoor activities. But Goodin doesn't leave readers in the lurch, supplying conversation topics and alternative entertainment ideas to pursue in lieu of screen time.
VERDICT This beautifully laid-out book provides everything one needs to regulate screen time and increase in-person interactions.
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