The Parent Coaching Institute proudly announces that Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and Director, has published a new book for parents and professionals working in family support, Patterns Over Time: A Research Summary: Screen Time and Healthy Development

BELLINGHAM, WA, February 02, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Patterns Over Time is a unique book. Divided into three sections, it summarizes over 6 decades of research, synthesizing over 500 research studies. Parents and family support professionals will find accurate information about the overuse of screens for children and teens—its impact on Thinking and Learning; Feelings and Behavior; and Health and General Well-Being. The author, Gloria DeGaetano, has written extensively about media. Her books and manuals for parents are translated into 9 languages.

In Patterns Over Time, she emphasizes helping parents gain accurate information so they are no longer victimized by Big Tech. She states, “In our digitally-driven society, parents need large, on-going supplies of determination, stamina, and conviction to limit screen time and require kids to spend more time in the natural world. And even more energy to mediate screen content and talk with their kids about how they are being influenced by it. This book can help! The research compiled provides accurate information and shows patterns over time—research findings that are similar from decade to decade–with various devices. There is no waffling. The deleterious effects are clear. The sustainable solutions, apparent.” The book is available in an e-book format.

DeGaetano developed PCI’s innovative coaching model to help parents gain traction with media/digital issues. This coaching model is now taught to family support professionals through PCI’s distance one-year program. It has proven to be a very effective way to help families flourish in our technological times.

Using evidence-based strategies and a well-researched framework for communication and analysis, PCI Certified Parent Coaches® work with families to help them create new possibilities for their children’s optimal development. In addition to working with parents directly, parent coaches offer their services to agencies, schools and businesses.

DeGaetano explains, “There has never been a greater need or a better time for parent coaches. PCI parent coaches work from the heart and are highly skilled. The PCI attracts some of the best and brightest professionals around the globe, including teachers, social workers, counselors and other professionals who want to make a difference in the world. We’re very proud of our graduates and are excited about the possibilities that await them and the families they help.”

The PCI’s acclaimed distance-learning, graduate-level training program, offered in affiliation with Southern New Hampshire University, enrolls students year-round. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2022 Spring Term, March start. Application deadline is February 11, 2022. For more information or to download an application, visit

The Parent Coaching Institute (, a global organization, offers Parent Coach Certification® training for family professionals, coaching services for moms and dads, and specialized programs for companies and organizations. Founded in 2000 by acclaimed educator and author, Gloria DeGaetano, it was the originator of the parent coaching industry, and it continues to set the highest national standards for Parent Coach Certification®. The PCI is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. For more information, please visit, or call 425-449-8877.

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