Edit Your Life Episode 170: Raising A Screen-Smart Kid
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Technology is both wonderful and complicated, and the complications grow exponentially as screens go from educational or entertainment “playback” for younger kids to digital eco-system and social “livelihood” for tweens and teens. In Episode 170, Christine interviews Julianna Miner about her new book, Raising A Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age. Christine and Julianna talk about how to decide when to get your kid a phone, kids and digital affirmation, modeling good tech behavior, teaching kids social skills, identifying digital addiction, and understanding digital mentorship.
Resources mentioned in this episode
Minimalist Parenting (our book)
Rants From Mommyland (Julianna’s OG blog)
Responsibility.org (alcohol responsibility organization through which Julianna and Christine met)
8 Tough Teen Conversations about Sex, Drugs, Alcohol, and More: A Guide for Parents (Christine’s article at Grown and Flown)
Edit Your Life Episode 139: Nurturing Your Friendships (model in-person social relationships for your kids)
Edit Your Life Episode 158: Untangling Overparenting (guest interview with Jessica Lahey)
Edit Your Life Episode 94: Raising Tech Positive Kids (guest interview with Devorah Heitner)
Parents: Reject Technology Shame (Atlantic article on the importance of digital mentorship)
John Kannell of @preppykitchen (Christine + her girls love his cake videos!)
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