Technology & Families: Healthy Tips for the Digital Age

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With modern life, technology has become an extension of our very being. From smartphones to tablets, these digital tools have now become indispensable appendages, shaping the rhythms of our days and the dynamics of our families. Join us as we navigate the delicate balance between the utility and peril of technology, and explore the expanding role these devices play in our lives and the lives of our children. 

Guest expert Sara Reichstadt from Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers – a supporting partner of Mom Enough – delves into the nuanced ways smartphones and technology affect family life. Unpacking the unintended consequences and the positive and negative impacts on a child’s development, this episode moves beyond the typical discourse on screen time. As digital devices becomes an integral part of our daily existence, it’s important to have practical tips and guidance for fostering a mindful and intentional relationship with technology. Join the conversation for a research-informed perspective and healthy tips for managing the challenges and possibilities in our digitally connected world.

HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY AFFECTED YOUR FAMILY TIME?

This week’s guest shared some positive and negative effects of technology. How has technology played a constructive role in your child’s learning or posed challenges to their development? How has technology impacted your family’s quality time, and can you identify any specific instances where smartphones or digital devices unintentionally affected your family dynamics? Reflecting on the balance between screen time and healthy child development, how do you determine the threshold for “too much” technology use in your household, and what strategies have you found effective in establishing and maintaining these boundaries? Considering the insights shared about healthy tips for families and technology, what practical steps or habits can you adopt to create a more balanced and intentional approach to technology within your family, fostering positive relationships and connections?

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