Screen addiction can be a problem for kids (and adults too). But how do you handle things when one kid has a device (and invariably goes face-down in it) and the other doesn’t? In Episode 5, Christine and I address how to handle what we call “the device divide.”
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Mentioned during the podcast
- Minimalist Parenting (our book)
- NY Times article on screen addition taking a toll on kids
- NY Times article on how to cut screen time
- 12 ways to manage screen time for kids (Boston Mamas)
- Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech
- Spawned podcast episode about screen time
- How to manage screen time by using a marble jar (Cool Mom Tech)
- Thoughts on too much screen time (Parent Hacks)
- On tying video game “currency” to chores (Parent Hacks)
- Manic Mommies (our pioneer friends in podcasting)
- DeviantArt (the “digital gallery” site Asha’s daughter uses)
- Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 7 (the program Asha’s daughter uses to create digital art)
- Christine and Asha on Instagram
- Lucrecer Braxton of Shoot Every Damn Day + Hello Friend podcast
- Type-A Parent Conference
- Example of a cell phone agreement/contract (Boston Mamas)
- Gazelle: device trade-in service
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