Episode 34: When Screen Time is Getting Out of Hand with Marissa P.
EPISODE 34 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Screen Time is Getting Out of Hand with Marissa P.
Marissa is a working mom, and with all of the struggles that come with that, she is having trouble setting boundaries for her kids while remaining a fun mom. In particular, she is looking to cut down on her 6-year-old son’s screen time without feeling like a dictator.
Today, I share some tips with Marissa. We talk about the power of having clear, defined rules around screen time, and I note the importance of making sure these rules are a joint decision. I talk about the best way for Marissa to approach this conversation with her son, and I talk about how she can use the experience to teach him about the power and normality of trial and error. We also talk about what it means to be a fun parent and what a parent’s role is.
“You may start over and you may tweak, and you’re teaching him this incredible skill [of trial and error] in this way.”
- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- The importance of clear boundaries
- The power of a respectful, two-way conversation
- Guidelines for instituting reasonable screen time
- The power of a list
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