#5: How Secondhand Screen Time Can Harm our Kids: What Parents Need to Know
Published February 22, 2017
29 min
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    Have your children asked you to put your phone down, trying to get your attention? Ours have.
    Our relationship with our screens—not unlike the secondhand smoke elicited by a smoker—may be impacting our children more deeply than we realize.
    One such study describes it as “distracted parental attention,” and how it is impacting our kids’ cognitive development, especially their ability to process pleasure. Other studies show increased anxiety and depression in our kids today related to screens.
    In this episode, we talk openly about the challenges of the screen in our own home. We also discuss practical ways to show our kids they are more important than our phones.  The most powerful application comes at the very end, when Christi reveals the “why” behind her limits.
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    For more information about Circle with Disney, click here. 
    To take the next steps in setting limits on screens in your home, you can purchase the Screen-Balanced Family: Six Secrets to a More Connected Family in the 21st Century, Digital Videos + Workbook, by clicking here. Remember to use promo code: JCPODCAST for 20% off entire store!
    For the Screen-Balanced Family Workbook, click here. (This doesn’t include the videos).
    Here is the song Christi mentions at the end of the podcast called I Get to Love You, by Ruelle.
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