Do you shudder to think about how much screen time your kids consumed over the past few years — and how their education suffered during the pandemic? You’re not alone. Thankfully, we now have a way forward.
In this essential ParentMap Live talk, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, presents a blueprint for how parents and educators can close education gaps and rebalance screen time.
The strategy draws from Christakis' landmark research on the impact of a “media diet” on children's social, cognitive and emotional development through a post-pandemic opportunity lens. Parents will be able to understand and quantify what the long-term effects on children may be. Find hope in our children's future and together we can get them back on track!
About the speaker
Dr. Dimitri Christakis is the director of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is a leading expert on how media affects child health and development, has published dozens of studies and co-authored the groundbreaking book “The Elephant in the Living Room: Make Television Work for Your Kids.” Christakis is also the editor-in-chief of the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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