In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to psychologist, Dr. Stephanie Smith, about managing screen time, including how to set screen time limits, how to keep guidelines in place and how parents can set an example for their kids.

Dr. Stephanie Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie, living in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. In her practice, she works with moms, dads, teens and tweens.

Dr. Smith uses humor, compassion and common sense to help people make positive changes in their lives. She especially enjoys working with parents to assist them in strengthening their families from the inside out.

Dr. Smith is the author of Dr. Stephanie, a blog where she writes about technology, parenting, friendship, and pop culture – all with a mental health twist. In addition, Dr. Smith is an official blogger for the American Psychological Association’s blog, Your Mind, Your Body.

Dr. Smith believes eating nutritious foods, creating healthy eating environments, and learning to enjoy all stages of food preparation and eating are important goals for families.

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Read through the questions asked in this podcast in the “Ask the Psychologist” blog post – Managing Screen Time.

Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 2:21 – Recommendations for helping families set guidelines for screen time.
  • 7:20 – Keeping guidelines in place.
  • 11:50 – Teaching kids to respect a balance between surroundings and time spent on devices.
  • 15:30 – What happens if you already have bad screen habits going on? How to get back on track.
  • 18:40 – Practice what you preach. Setting examples for screen time use.
  • 23:00 – Long-term effects of overuse of screens.


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