What is clear is that our children are growing up in a digital age.
Screens are tools with a multitude of both positive and negative impacts. Our children will engage with technology as they grow and develop in ways we can’t even currently imagine.
The goal of this e-book is not to scare parents and children away from using screens, but to empower parents as they find ways to support their children in creating healthy life long screen relationships.
Planning for Healthy Screen Use
Screen time studies have mixed ideas on how exactly screens impact development. A big part of this is because a lot of this science is ongoing and in progress. Recommendations vary from study to study and country to country. Often recommendations simply set time parameters, but don’t have actual science to back up the numbers stated. This is why I recommend a more nuanced and holistic approach.
This e-book contains all my recommendations and tips to inform you on how to plan for healthy screen use in the digital age.
- Introduction: Screens and Development
- ADHD and Screens
- Before You Make a Screen Use Plan
- Making a Screen Use Plan
- Parental Tools
- Digital Safety
About the Author
Erica Neilson Mahoney is passionate about supporting individuals that are struggling to navigate ADHD and challenging behaviour. She works with individuals navigating these challenges in their own lives as well as parents who are looking for parenting support.
Erica is also a speaker and an educator, with workshops available and online courses coming soon.
Erica has a Bachelor of Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education; a Master of Education in Curriculum with a focus on supporting diverse learners, and her ADHD coaching certificate with the Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC) approved program at Live ADHD Free.
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