Head of School’s Tip of the Week (January 12, 2018)
Set an example for your children: spend less time on digital media and looking at a screen … and try leaving your devices at home when you go on family outings!
In her book, “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age,” clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explains, among other things, how:
- Excessive exposure to digital media interferes with a child’s development, including the development of empathy and other important social skills;
- Communicating via digital technology makes it harder for some teenagers to develop healthy identities and relationships.