Written by Bob Waliszewski, Plugged in Parenting is designed to help parents in the digital age. Though backed with numerous statistics and examples, the book is still easy to read and is a quick read.
One of the positives of this book is that it doesn’t just present “troubles,” but shares with parents tools to help them equip their children to use technology both for information and entertainment. As one might expect, though, the book quickly points out many of the struggles parents face with the complete glut of technology in our children’s world.
As a reader might expect, the book mentions the website PluggedIn.com quite often, at times too much. While not meant as a “commercial” for the site, I still found the number times it was mentioned to be a bit much.
As I read the book, I was struck by how the book could hold up longer than some other books on the subject. While there were some specific examples, there were not as many as you might expect. I find this to be a good feature, as pop culture references and “cool” technologies change so often. I think this book, at least in its major principles, will last for some time to come.
I received this book for free from Tyndale Blog Network. I was not required to give a positive review on the book.