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Helping Kids Thrive

Sep 1, 2022

Guest: Jesse Ferrell, MHS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist

It’s undeniable in this day and age that gadgets and screen technology have become a staple in many family households, often used by parents to help entertain their kids. But with the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of virtual learning over the past two years, many parents understandably feel anxious about their kid’s use of screen time and may struggle with finding that perfect balance.

Jesse Ferrell, Speech Language Pathologist at DotCom Therapy and mother, joins Nicoleme for a much-needed conversation about screen time in the household and the impacts of excessive screen time on our kids. Jesse will also shares realistic strategies parents can make use of to set healthy boundaries around screen time while also incorporating other ways to encourage active learning and development with their kids.

Everything is best in moderation - including screen time. So tune in as we tackle how families can be more mindful of their screen time while also making the most of it!

Episode Highlights:

  • Effects of excessive screen time and its official recommendations
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed screen time
  • Active screen time vs. passive screen time
  • Recommendations to keep screen time in check
  • What parents can do to make the most of screen time 
  • Jesse’s advice for parents about their kid’s screen time

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