Ryan Howes, PhD, ABPP
● Board Certified clinical psychologist in private practice
● Clinical Professor of Psychology, Fuller School of Psychology
● Founder, National Psychotherapy Day
● Blogger, Psychology Today
● Columnist, Psychotherapy Networker Magazine
“In an age where even the most revered professionals are polarized on the topic of technology, Dr. Dilley presents an even-handed approach to the screen time dilemma, one rooted in a fundamental understanding of human drives and our need for connection. This book is a must-read for anyone with children or anyone who wonders if they use technology or technology uses them.
Dr. Dilley deeply understands the screen-time dilemma and effortlessly weaves together personal experience with professional research to present a coherent, entertaining, and essential resource for anyone with children or adolescents. His stories reveal a dimension of Joe’s personality that enlightens, entertains, and validates the experience of those trying to serve adolescents and their frustrated parents.
I never thought parenting advice could be so rich, shocking, and hilarious as the stories I found within this book. Dr. Dilley’s confident yet self-effacing demeanor makes him the perfect man to write a book about many challenging obstacles familiar to most every parent.
The screen time dilemma is raised by every parent in my practice—from parents of toddlers to parents of teens—and I’m happy to recommend Dr. Dilley’s book as a resource to help them navigate these treacherous waters. His practical interventions ascend to the level of hypothetical scripts for conversations you may have one day. This is an essential resource I will use as both a psychologist and a parent.”