Emerge Thriving: Wellness Designed For Real Life

Managing Technology and Social Media as a Family

November 04, 2020 Amy DeLand Season 1 Episode 5
Emerge Thriving: Wellness Designed For Real Life
Managing Technology and Social Media as a Family
Show Notes

Amy connects with Dr. Tara Egan to discuss the influence technology is having in the home environment and strategies we can employ to manage it. Dr. Egan specializes in counseling and family-school relations, is the author of Better Behavior for Ages 2-10  and Adolescence: A Parent's Guide, and hosts the parenting podcast One Day You’ll Thank Me.

Topics Include:

  • Healthy management of social media and technology use
  • Parenting your teens
  • Helping kids structure tech-free times
  • Declining attention spans
  • Recognizing the symptoms of screen addiction
  • Moderating technology use by fostering connection
  • When a coach or therapist may be necessary
  • Building a health mindset around tech from a young age
  • Creating a healthy tech culture at home
  • And other topics.

Resources Mentioned:
Website: https://www.drtaraegan.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Dr-Tara-Egan-101016151531427
Email: tara.egan@charlotteparentcoaching.com
Podcast: www.drtaraegan.com/one-day-youll-thank-me
Facebook Group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/336702214246415

  • Bark: Dr. Egan has been using Bark to keep her kids safe online. It monitors their phone and sends notifications only when sketchy activity pops up — things like sexting, cyberbullying, and online predators. This way, she doesn't have to spend hours scrolling through all their messages. Check out this link for a free trial: https://www.bark.us/signup?ref=QSG7JBW.
  • Circle Home Plus sets guidelines around when and where your kids spend their online screen time, use this link to get $20 off.
  • Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/homepage

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