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Why We Should Delay Kid’s Screen Time – Dr. Meghan Owenz [274]
April 27, 2021

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In this podcast episode, I talk to Dr. Meghan Owenz, author of the book, Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need. Dr. Owenz explains why screens should be avoided for children under 5 and are actually necessary (to an extent) for older kids. We talk about finding a balance, using her S.P.O.I.L. method, and tools that can be used to reclaim some of the time our kids are dedicating to their screens.

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Takeaways: 

  1. Some negative effects of screen time have nothing to do with the screen itself
  2. 5 activities for children that support a better relationship with screen time
  3. Teens with the best mental well-being have a moderate amount of screen time

Dr. Meghan Owenz is the author of the book, Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need. She is also a parent, psychologist, and university professor.

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