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ParentingU is a podcast where we sit down with doctors and experts to talk about important topics that all parents face. We're here to help you navigate this amazing journey we call parenting.

Nov 21, 2019

They are everywhere and available nearly any hour of the day or night. Devices and gadgets with screens are ubiquitous and the impact of screentime is now on the minds of lots of parents. Dr. Murli Rao, a pediatrician with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health and Jessica Brayden, LCSW talk about how to navigate our modern world that is full of screens in ways that promote health for children.

Some of the questions answered in this episode:

Is it okay for young children to look at screens?

What are some mistakes parents make with kids and screentime?

Does screentime impact child development?

Is screentime hurting interpersonal skills of teens?

Is the internet addictive?

What are the long-term effects of spending a lot of time on devices?

What are the benefits of using screen devices?

Does screentime help or hurt children’s mental health?

How can parents set healthy limits for screentime?

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