Guiding adolescents towards a healthy digital future.

Twice over the holiday break, among friends and family, I was asked for advice about an increasingly common challenge: a teen spending more and more downtime on their phone, less and less time on hobbies, and struggling to stay on task for homework. It’s common in my pediatric practice too.   Caring, supportive parents assume their child will sort out how to use their new phone well—and then that phone seems to consume everything.

Our societal immersion in technology is not rock and roll, a cultural change that scared people for no actual reason. What is fundamentally different about technology is that it has been built Read the rest of the article on Psychology Today