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Samah Saidi, Dr. Carol Westby, Dr. Mark Bertin

New Baby, New Year: Resolve to be a Tech Wise Parent

Brain Development
Created: 01/12/2021
Uploaded: 01/15/2021

Being a new or expectant parent brings with it many new considerations—feeding, changing, and sleeping are just the tip of the iceberg. But, one thing we don’t often consider is how technology will impact baby, especially in an increasingly digital world.

In this Action Network Live! event, Samah Saidi, Dr. Carol Westby, and pediatrician Mark Bertin, MD, discuss how to boost baby’s brain development and communication skills using everyday moments—and the impact of screens in shaping baby’s language and speech. In this special event for expectant families, families with infants, and professionals working with caregivers and infants, you’ll take away specific suggestions for building baby’s brain, setting up the healthiest possible environment for baby’s growth, and optimal bonding to keep baby feeling secure and off to a healthy start—all while helping baby thrive in a tech-saturated world.

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Samah Saidi is a speech-language pathologist whose writing focuses on excessive screen use and its impact on child development. Dr. Carol Westby is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services in Alburquerque, NM, and holds an affiliated appointment in Communications Disorders at Brigham Young University. Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive and Mindful Parenting for ADHD.

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