Dr. Melanie McNally – Our Children’s Digital Lives

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Dr. Melanie McNally – Our Children’s Digital Lives

May 14, 2021

Dr. Melanie McNally – Our Children’s Digital Lives

In this episode Jeremy has a conversation with psychologist Dr. Melanie McNally about our children’s digital lives.  Every generation of parents questions how technology will affect our child’s development, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.  Research is now shows that depending on our use, social media and gaming can teach us important life skills, decrease loneliness and enrich our lives.  Dr. Melanie shares some important rules for how to keep a healthy relationship with it, age appropriateness, and our role as parents in keeping them safe in the process.

Show notes:

3:30 What are we looking for from digital interactions
7:50 Children’s Digital Lives
12:05 Telehealth vs. Office Sessions
13:15 Positive and Negative uses of social media
15:40 Identifying healthy vs. unhealthy anxiety
35:15. Social and executive function benefits of digital relationships

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