Ep. 85: How to Raise Digitally Healthy Kids

Did you know that “national surveys show that screens and technology are the number one battleground in homes across the country….and that only 14% of kids express that they have ever had a helpful conversation with any trusted adult about their digital world?*” On this episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, non-profit, Stand Together and Rethink Technology (START) co-founder and Executive Director, Tracy Foster, dives into how to look out for your child’s wellbeing and safety online, while also not overstepping their boundaries. Navigating these platforms and guiding our kids is hard for many. This episode hopes to make it easier to raise digitally healthy kids.

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Being a guide for digital natives can be troublesome when adults have limited experience with social media platforms themselves. START offers a variety of tools (books, guides, podcasts, group studies and more) available to parents to help them better understand the various social media and digital platforms today. If you’re interested to learn more about what kids are dealing with, recommendations on setting healthy screen boundaries and how you can help guide your child through this ever changing digital landscape…this episode is for you. Tracy provides a ton of insight and immediate action items. Download today and let us know what you think. We love hearing your thoughts – connect with us at @PrettyWellness on Instagram to chat more.

85. Tracy Foster: How to Raise Digitally Healthy Kids

Show Notes – Ep. 85: How to Raise Digitally Healthy Kids

4:52 –  New generation’s relationship with digital platforms
9:06 – How parents can start getting involved
14:05 – Advice on straying away from screens
23:04 – Feeling pressure to allow a child access to social media
25:50 – Consider the quality of screen time
27:10 – Being more selective about the media consumed
30:31 – Acknowledging internet bullies
36:58 – More resources and information on START
41:39 – Tracy and Caryn play the Grateful Game.

ep. 85 how to raise digitally healthy kids
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*Tracy Foster from this episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast