Technology can be wonderful and it has made our lives easier in so many ways – even in the current pandemic. Yet it is also the “fire of our times” and a real flashpoint for many families. Why is that? In this podcast episode Child Psychiatrist and author Dr Shimi Kang talks about this from a brain science perspective and explains how the various neurochemicals in our brain are impacted by technology use, even to the point of addiction.
Dr Kang’s resources can be found at drshimikang.com .
Dr Shimi Kang has written about parenting in her book The Dolphin Parent, tech in The Tech Solution and self-motivation in The Self-Motivated Kid.
She describes some very practical ways we can shift our tech diet from “junk food” to “health food”. This illustration gives you an idea of what we discuss in the episode: