by Catherine Steiner-Adair

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The book succeeded in proving my naivety of current tech trends and pitfalls with tweens and teens and the final two chapters are valuable for their practical suggestions.

On the disappointing side, I didn't feel like Steiner-Adair took advantage of her collected research by providing more discussion and explanation of specific research findings. Too often, she would write "research suggests" without explaining the studies or dissecting their results. The notes in the back make reference to various studies, but most often they are cited vaguely.

I had hoped for a book similar to Paul Tough's How Children Succeed where he breaks down research and weaves it with his interviews and experiences. Steiner-Adair's credentials establish trust, but it lacked the force that comes with well-interpreted research.

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