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Managing Screen Time Without Guilt


with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Adams



Screens have become such an integrated part of our lives and are so accessible. We can feel torn between using screens as a tool and feeling like we shouldn’t use them because we’ve been told they’re bad for our kids. Then to top it off, we have the pressure and worries of the pandemic as we navigate working from home and distance learning. Instead of approaching screen time as all-or-nothing, it’s best to look at the value and purpose of screen time in different situations. Ultimately, screen time is just another tool for us to use confidently in our parenting toolbox. Join Elizabeth and I on this episode as we break down what research is telling us about screen time and then how to use screen time as a tool, so you can feel equipped to make a decision with little guilt.

Dr. Elizabeth Adams is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in child development, social-emotional growth and learning, child regulation and behavior, and academic achievement.  She has been working in the field of child mental health and education for over 15 years and has experience working in community settings, schools, clinics, and hospitals.  She provides training and education to students and professionals in a variety of settings and has presented at national and international conferences. She has also published articles and book chapters on child development and has been interviewed by magazines and radio programs regarding her expertise in child development and behavior. 

Elizabeth is the co-founder of Ello: Ello revolutionizes the way children learn to read by combining real books with artificial intelligence technology and, in so doing, gives each child their own expert teacher. Ello uses evidence-based reading instruction to help them when they get stuck and behavioral psychology to motivate them to keep going.  The Ello team believes books are the portal to lifelong learning, and when children make a personal connection with a real book their natural, joyful curiosity flourishes: https://www.helloello.com.


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


  • What research says about screen time
  • That all screen time is not equal
  • How to use screen time as a tool
  • Impact our capacity has on screen time
  • Boundaries and considerations when setting limits around screen time
  • Why you shouldn’t carry guilt over your screen time decisions

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