Paperback Price: $19.99

Digital Distress: Growing Up Online

By Lisa K. Strohman, J.D., Ph.D., Melissa J. Westendorf, J.D., Ph.D.

Digital Distress is the first book of its kind to focus specifically on Gen Z, highlighting how children, who have grown up with technology as ubiquitous as air, are impacted by the challenges of growing up in a digital world. Drs. Strohman and Westendorf utilize their extensive clinical and forensic experience to offer the latest evidence-based insights and offer detailed recommendations for parents and others working with youth today. It is no longer reasonable for us to remain uninformed about the potential dangers of the digital landscape given the risks involved. Digital Distress delivers information from proven experts about how to create a healthier approach to the challenges of the online world.

eBook Price: $8.99

Unplug: Raising Kids In a Technology Addicted World

By Lisa K. Strohman, J.D., Ph.D., Melissa J. Westendorf, J.D., Ph.D.

“Unplug: Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World is an instructional guidebook for families to help them navigate parenting in a tech-centric society. “Unplug” features expert advice and support while providing tangible tips for parents.

The book also provides resources such as a sample contract that parents can draw up with their tweens and teens to lay down foundational guidelines that will help establish a healthy balance with their technology use. Dr. Lisa and Dr. Melissa also address what to consider when it comes to younger children as the exposure to technology begins at younger ages.

“The first step is admitting you have a problem. Packed with effective strategies to rein in technology addiction, Unplug provides empowering hope to anyone who fears technology is compromising our children or consuming our lives.“

– Dr. Susan Wilder, MD, Founder of LifeScape Medical Associates.

“It’s a whole new world. As someone that has spent 23 years in law enforcement investigating some of the most horrific crimes perpetrated by the users of new technology, I found this book to be an invaluable reference for parents raising children in today’s complex digital environment.”

– Joe LeDuc, Police Lieutenant and former investigative supervisor for Internet crimes against children

Customer Reviews

A Must Read!
By Shelby M. Oakes, M.Sc. on August 4, 2015


Parents today tread a fine line between providing their children with the information and tools to be successful in a technological world, and on the other hand keeping them safe from internet addiction and online predators. This timely book provides parents with the understanding and knowledge to guide them through this difficult arena. The author has impressive and unique credentials. In addition to holding both a law degree and a PhD in psychology, she is also a parent of young children.

I read this book with great interest, not only from a parent’s perspective but …
By J. Chase on September 16, 2015


I read this book with great interest, not only from a parent’s perspective but as an individual that utilizes a lot of technology. I found this book to be well laid out, informative and full of useful hints. It is a quick read packed with helpful evaluation tools and warning signs – a must read for anyone “Plugged in”.

Five Stars
By Shel on August 1, 2015


An Absolute must read!

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