How does violent media affect children?


How is violent media affecting our children, and what can we do about it to protect them…now and in the future, before it becomes to late.

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Berdahl, authors of Warning Signs: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression [Chicago Review Press, August 1, 2016], have written a thought-provoking parenting guide that addresses the following themes:

  • Harmful media influences on youth and how to deflect them
  • How exposures to violent and sexualized media, unproductive parenting, and certain traumas during childhood through early adulthood, when the brain is still developing, heighten the risk of being affected by aggression or violence
  • Keys to building good relationships with your children to promote safety
  • What we can do as parents to protect our children from the harm of entitlement, rage, hate, and extremism

I received a copy of this book and found it very interesting and as a Mom of a Tween, I found it to be a very helpful book with some great advice! I really enjoyed learning how to build good relationships with your children in regards to safety.

More about the Author:

DR. BRIAN JOHNSON grew up in rural South Dakota and received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa. He is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist, parenting expert, and full professor at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) where he has served as the training director of the doctoral program. Counseling youth and their families for over twenty years, he became Director of the Psychological Services Clinic in 2015 and recently brought a community mentorship program for at-risk youth, including those on probation, to UNC in collaboration with the Weld County District Attorney’s office. This is his second book with wife Dr. Laurie Berdahl; their first award-winning title was 7 Skills for Parenting Success. Connect with Dr. Johnson on LinkedIn.

DR. LAURIE BERDAHL obtained her MD from the University of Iowa and did her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center after which she entered private practice. Sharing her husband’s interest in parenting education, she has published articles in the journals Medical Economics andParenting: Science and Practice. She and Dr. Johnson are proud parents of their two adult children. In 2014, Dr. Berdahl retired from medical practice after almost twenty years due to developing a permanently disabling condition. She continues to write and speak on issues related to parenting and adolescent wellness. Connect with Dr. Berdahl on LinkedIn.

Warning Signs: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression [Chicago Review Press] is now available via Amazon and through other booksellers nationwide.

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