As we develop new routines and practice social distancing, many families may be turning to screens more than ever for work, education, socialization and even childcare. Many parents are feeling conflicted as they balance their desire for their children to have limited screen time against the need to work remotely, adapt to online education and see friends and family by way of video chat.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Virtual Community Conversation on Monday, April 13th. Together, we explored the changing role of screen time with developmental pediatrician Dr. Mark Bertin, who offered guidance on healthy ways for children to engage with media and technology during this time of social isolation and distancing.
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Meet Dr. Mark Bertin
Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, visit www.developmentaldoctor.com.