Modern technology is designed to engage us in ways that often feel overwhelming, addictive and mindless.
Screens are everywhere, and can strip us of the most precious resources we have: our time & attention.
This is, of course, hugely concerning to us as parents. This is not the world we knew.
But we aren’t powerless.
We can use technology in ways that contribute to our lives, our health and our pleasure - but we have to become aware, understand it for what it is, and consider what we do and don’t want.
Across the whole spectrum of behaviors - from using screen time as a ‘digital pacifier’ to hard anti-tech boundaries in our homes - we always have the choice to develop our self-awareness, our emotional intelligence, & our ability to change our habits.
We can support ourselves and our children in maintaining healthier relationships to screens.
Not just the hard no, not just open permission, but a nuanced, considerate response: a mindful tech strategy.
It’s never too late. Every interaction with tech offers us an opportunity to choose differently.
How can each of us use screens to enhance, support and nurture ourselves, our children and families in ways that align with our values?
No other parenting generation has faced such a challenge. As an elder millennial, I know how difficult it is to raise children with this level of extreme exposure to media. Our kids are using screens for school, socializing, creativity, entertainment, and more.
Don’t stress; I’ve got your back.
I hear constantly from other parents that they are overwhelmed by stress when it comes to managing screen time for themselves as well as their children.
Though it feels intractable and complicated, there are easily implementable tools, skills, and solutions. It can be simple.
Bring your community together to learn how to raise media literate, emotionally aware & screentime-mindful families. These responsive, discussion-based workshops offer you the community support we all need, the 411 on your child's digital world, and all the seeds of action you need to strategize and implement considerate choices at home right away.
Gather your friends & bring all the questions. Let's build a strong foundation for raising screentime-mindful kids - together.
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