Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families

#965 Navigating Apps & the Digital World with Katie Davis

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Episode notes

You CAN be a "good-enough" digital parent!

Two questions every parent needs to ask when choosing apps or games for their child PLUS learn how to guide your child's relationship with screens in the best direction - guilt free! (Replay)

Topics discussed in this episode - 

  • Technology's Child: Digital Media’s Role in the Ages and Stages of Growing Up - by Katie Davis
  • What are the risks for children under 3?
  • Why are screens so compelling to kids?
  • Using screens as the default "fix" 
  • Why screens are such an effective regulator (emotionally and behaviorally)
  • Executive functioning and self-regulation
  • 'Bottom-up' vs top-down' process of attention
  • "Educational" apps - red flags
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