The Book

The Book

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The step-by-step guide to school nights families have always wanted.
— Kyle Schwartz, teacher and author of I Wish My Teacher Knew
Prime Time Parenting belongs on the bookshelf of every parent... a no-nonsense and supremely helpful guide designed to not only to bring sanity and structure to family evenings, but to create the space to connect with the very people who give our lives so much joy and meaning.
— Brigid Schulte, award-winning journalist, author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time, and director of the Better Life Lab at New America

 Parenting can feel never-ending, but it doesn't have to be. Later bedtimes for children are extending parenting duties by several hours, cutting into much-needed rest for both parents and children. An over-reliance on screens is adding to the problem, as both parents and children suffer from "digital distraction."  How can we fix this? 

In Prime Time Parenting, Heather Miller offers a routine for the hours of around 6-8pm. By focusing on parenting exclusively during this screen-free window,  we can meet our children's emotional, nutritional, social and educational needs.  Then, after 8 pm, parents can turn their attention to themselves and to each other. The result is stronger, happier families, a less stressful home life, and healthy, secure children who do their very best at school.

Not a bad outcome for just two hours a day!

The two-hour "Prime Time Parenting" window enables you to  meet your child's needs while also meeting your own.

Praise for Prime Time Parenting

No longer can parents complain that there are no owner’s manuals for raising children. In Prime-Time Parenting, Heather Miller presents an exemplary step-by-step guide to help parents make productive use of every minute during a critical and often stressful time in a family’s day—six to eight p.m. weekdays. Based on best practices and organized around family routines and meaningful rituals, this engaging book provides a valuable resource for any parents interested in strengthening their family’s health, happiness and well-being.
— Ron Slaby, PhD, Senior Scientist Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children’s Hospital
Prime Time Parenting is a much needed and detailed guide for contemporary parents rearing children in a new and challenging digital society. Heather Miller provides a wealth of concrete practical suggestions for helping parents deal with the many obstacles screen technology poses for healthy parenting.
— David Elkind, author of The Hurried Child and The Power of Play
The step-by-step guide to school nights families have always wanted. Kids thrive in structure and Miller has created the perfect weeknight routine that helps children feel nurtured and families feel connected… all while getting things done!
— Kyle Schwartz, teacher and author of I Wish My Teacher Knew
Prime Time Parenting is a simply brilliant balm for the digital age. Heather Miller provides a realistic blueprint for giving your children the childhood we all crave: one where families gather around dinner tables, linger over bedtime stories and tuck children into bed. As a parent of three boys and an expert in social and emotional learning, I think you’ll find that this book helps you to regain connection with your children and enjoy valuable adult time, all while supporting healthy development for every member of the family.
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