When the Media is the Parent ebook now available

As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I often listen to young patients launching into fervid descriptions of media creations that have moved them deeply, be it for good or for ill. For a long time, I perceived these word riffs as a child’s way of describing a personal problem by displacing the conflict onto characters in an action film or sitcom. Or perhaps it was a way to escape from his or her troubled life into a world of sci-fi or lampooning fun. I long treated these monologues in this dual way and listened intently for deeper meanings streaming from the child, even as he or she entered into pantomimes of the actions, donned voice tones or facial expressions of the actors.

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