Sep 15, 2020
I think it’s safe to say that all parents have a LOVE HATE relationship with technology! I’m no different! Most of us are just trying to figure out how much is too much, and we’re scared it might already be too late for our kids who seem to be hooked on devices. Don’t fret! There’s HOPE!
Enter my guest, Dr Shimi Kang who is a highly decorated psychiatrist and an expert on the brain and addiction. In this episode she shares how the brain is impacted by technology, where we are seeing changes in the brain, and most importantly, what we can do about it!
The reality is, that in adolescents, we are seeing an increase in anxiety, depression, body image distortion, and addiction. We are also seeing physical effects with bad posture, back pain, and obesity. This means we need to be aware of what the possible damages are to our kids so we can correct them.
In Dr. Kang’s new book, The Tech Solution, she shares a plan to help you have more balance in your home with technology and devices and shares a 6 step plan to help you disconnect your kids.
About Dr. Shimi Kang
Shimi Kang, MD is an award-winning psychiatrist, researcher, media expert, and international keynote speaker. She is a best-selling author of The Dolphin Parent and the newly released book, The Tech Solution. She is the founder of Dolphin Kids: Future-Ready Leaders, CEO of Spark Mindset App, and has received numerous honors including the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and YWCA Woman of Distinction awards. Dr. Kang is most proud of receiving the Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service and of being the mother of three awesome but exhausting children.
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For more of Dr. Shimi Kang’s work, check out her most recent articles and guest appearances:
Globe and Mail: How to Wean Kids Off Screens
CTV Your Morning: Build Healthy Tech Habits
Toronto Star: The Age of Digital Disruption
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