The World Health Organization recently tightened its guidelines on screen time for kids. Babies in their first year of life should never be exposed to screens and those aged 2 to 4 should spend no more than an hour a day in front of a screen. (Cue – parents gasping everywhere). Though technology can be beneficial in many ways, we can’t deny the increase in cases of childhood obesity, vision/eyestrain issues, anxiety, and behavioral disorders due to introducing our little ones to our digital world too soon.
Speaker, author, and leading expert on digital detox, Holland Haiis advises on how much time each age group should ideally spend in front a screen, if it all. She also takes a deep dive into why kids get addicted, how it effects their brain and behavior, and how we can flip the script and get them to ditch the habit. Parents, you may want to put down your smartphone and lead by example with this one!
About Our Guest:
- Holland Haiis’ website
- Holland Haiis’ Book: Consciously Connecting: A Simple Process to Reconnect in a Disconnected World
- 2:56 – Meet Holland Haiis, digital detox expert
- 4:20 – Stats on how much time kids & adults are on screens
- 6:49 – How much time should kids spend on a screen, if at all?
- 18:04 – How screens affect children’s behavior and disorders like ADHD, ADD, etc.
- 20:30 – Holland’s tips on freeing you and your kids of screen time
- 31:30 – Mom Sense Moment
- 33:20 – Quote of the Day
- 34:40 – Mom Haul