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Dr. Meghan Owenz

Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need

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Brain Development
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English
Created: 3/11/21
Uploaded: 01/15/2021

For years we’ve been told kids are spending too much time on screens. But, what if we focused on the activities we want them to be doing instead? In this Action Network Live!, we chatted with book author and expert Dr. Meghan Owenz, whose SPOIL system has helped families focus on the multitude of activities that build healthy children and incidentally reduce screen time and its negative effects.

It is the much needed “what to do” answer instead of the heavy-handed “what not to do” mandates about children’s screen time. Dr. Owenz makes it simple by explaining how to use goal science to reduce screen time by focusing on what children need more of, like social time, play opportunities, outdoor experiences, chores, and a strong relationship with reading.

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