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Instead of shared and compared, our kids want to be seen and understood
This is where I offer you free stuff to pre-order Growing Up in Public
If you've been hanging out here for a while, you know that my new book, Growing Up In Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World, is releasing on September 12th. Today, I’m excited to publicly announce the preorder campaign – an offer of exclusive bonus gifts for everyone that preorders a copy of the book!
I wrote Growing Up in Public to help parents understand and support their kids’ digital coming of age. I love young people! I'm a parent and former professor and have tremendous admiration for kids and adolescents. Growing up is messy, chaotic, and stressful --and our kids are growing up in public, with everyone watching.
Online, our kids, their friends, and even we—their well-meaning parents—can share their stories in ways that may feel constraining, embarrassing, or worse.
Growing Up in Public tackles the “What if my kid goes viral for the wrong reason” question and the deeper questions that most parents aren’t asking themselves about how surveilling our kids can undermine our children’s journeys to independence and figuring out who they are.
And now, when you preorder a copy of Growing Up In Public, you’ll gain access to two exclusive offers:
A live Q&A webinar with me. I’ll talk about the book and answer your burning questions!
Must-have Checklists for Every Parent in the Age of Social Media. These checklists provide tips on everything from protecting your kid’s privacy to posting about college admissions, and how to deal with those pesky grade-tracking apps.
All you have to do is preorder a copy of the book at the retailer of your choice and then fill out the form on this page with your information. Easy peezy!
Why order now? Ordering before the publication date (“preorders”) helps bookstores decide to carry a book and put it in a good spot where people can see it. The more preorders a book has, the more promotion it will receive, and therefore, the more people’s hands it will reach.
Pre-orders signal to the publisher:
"Let's print more copies"
"Let's do an excellent job sharing this book with news media."
I’m obviously biased, but I think everyone who supports kids, tweens, and teens NEEDS this book. All of my early readers have said “I wish I’d had this even sooner!”
So, if you plan to purchase the book, ordering it now as a back-to-school gift to yourself (or a friend!) will really help parents and teachers help kids when things go wrong online, and be proactive about teaching and modeling how to deal with all the comparing, sharing and surveillance kids are dealing with. 🙏
Thanks so much for your support,
PS. Did you preorder the book before today and want access to the bonus gifts? No worries. Just fill out the form on this page with your order information and you’ll get the bonuses!
PPS. Have a book club or want to organize a community read? Reply to this email and I’ll set you up… and possibly show up via Zoom for Q and A (Let’s talk.)
PPS: How does it feel to be finished with the book Devorah? Like this: Both wow, I need a nap and wow, this thing is bigger than me and all the people who I spoke to. It is exciting and a little terrifying to put out into the world the ideas that have been burning up my brain these last four years.