Our Newest Book That Every Parent Should Read
By Dina Alexander, MS
Parenting in the digital age has never been tougher. It seems the world is changing around us at an ever-increasing speed with new technology, massive amounts of information, and new dangers lurking everywhere.
At school and in our communities our kids are talking about BIG topics and they have questions. Whether it is about technology, racism, feminism, LGBTQI issues, terrorism, the environment, social media, or whatever, it’s time for us as caring adults to combine our wisdom and their savvy to strengthen and empower one another.
To address these newer, more challenging concerns, Educate and Empower Kids has created a brilliant new resource for parents and teachers, Conversations with My Kids: 30 Essential Family Discussions for the Digital Age.
Comprised of five sections (Technology, The World Around Us, Relationships, Self-Improvement, and Deeper Topics) with 30 unique topics, Conversations gives you the words and handy discussion questions to have meaningful talks about the real issues of the day. Addressing tough topics on an ongoing basis strengthens kids, brings you closer together, and opens the door when your kids need to tell you something REALLY important.
The 30 Conversations include the following:
Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Marriage, Family & Divorce
Finding Real Joy
Racism and Tolerance
Social Classes: Rich and Poor
Every kid is faced with a huge variety of pressures on every side: to conform, to lose hope, to give up, to push down feelings, to escape hard work and challenges, to not stand up for themselves and others, and to avoid following one’s heart and mind, among others.
We can help our kids face the challenges of the digital age by connecting with them in deep, meaningful conversations about important topics, including some of the struggles they now face or will in the future. This is what inspired us to write Conversations!
Connecting with our kids begins with simple, daily interactions. Use these simple conversation starters to talk about deep issues. Have fun as you tackle these topics, even the heavy ones. Find the humor in tough talks and learn to lighten up as you help your kids face life’s challenges.
Ready to start talking? Find Conversations with My Kids on Amazon.
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Educate your kids. Empower them. Prepare them for life.
Dina Alexander is the founder and CEO of Educate and Empower Kids, an organization determined to strengthen families by teaching digital citizenship, media literacy, and healthy sexuality education—including education about the dangers of online porn. In the last year, she wrote the children’s books Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure and Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good, and co-wrote Messages About Me: A Journey to Healthy Body Image.
For adults, she and her team created How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography and the 30 Days of Sex Talks and 30 Days to a Stronger Child programs. She received her master’s degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah and her bachelors from Brigham Young University. Dina has taught in various capacities for the past 20 years, including marriage enhancement, art for small children and group fitness. She has also worked with teenage girls in a residential treatment setting, adults with drug addictions and special needs children. She is a dedicated, wholehearted mom of three children and loves spending time with them and her amazing husband. Together, they live in Texas.