Children under the age of six spend two hours a day in front of a television or computer screen. Unbelievably, two-thirds of toddlers spend over two hours a day in front of a screen.
Why does it matter? Because that child also sees more than twenty thousand commercials a year and absorbs unhealthy values that hurt their development. Dr. Jim Taylor’s Your Children Are Under Attack exposes how today’s kids are bombarded by the value of popular culture. Advocating greed, blatant sexuality and violence, today’s popular culture excites children into a state where more is bought, less is questioned and values are discarded.
This groundbreaking work shows parents how to work with children to fight back against this assault. Parents will learn six essential values that are most threatened by popular culture, and how to instill these in ways that are clear, practical and grounded in the real world of twenty-first-century parenting.
Jim Taylor, Ph.D., Psychology, has consulted with young people, parents, and educators for more than 27 years. He has been a speaker at hundreds of elementary and secondary schools, education associations, youth-sports programs, and performing-arts organizations around the world.
Jim is the author of 14 books, four of which are parenting books including Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child, Your Children are Under Attack: How Popular Culture is Destroying Your Kids' Values, and How You Can Protect Them, Your Children are Listening: 9 Messages They Need to Hear from You, and, now, Raising Generation Tech: Prepare Your Children for a Media-fueled World. He publishes Prime Family Alert!, a bi-monthly e-newsletter and blogs on parenting for psychologytoday.com, huffingtonpost.com, and other websites around the U.S.
Jim has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Fox News Channel, ABC's World News This Weekend, and the major television network affiliates around the country. He has participated in many radio shows. Dr. Taylor has been an expert source for articles that have appeared in The London Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Outside, Men's Health, and many other newspapers and magazines.
Jim lives north of San Francisco with his wife, Sarah, and his daughters, Catie and Gracie.