Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: S4, E25 Jenny Black Interview

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Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas as they chat with mom, media trauma therapist, Jenny Black about ways to cultivate a healthy relationship with technology.

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Jenny Black Interview

Media Trauma Care

Taming the Technology Monster by Sissy Goff

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Parents want to manage their kids’ phone use but they have to first manage their own. Jenny Black

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Kids would rather interact with a real person but too often no one is paying attention. Jenny Black

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What would you say is the effect technology is having on kids?

They are scattered and distracted.

A device can cause a disorganized attachment style.

The phone is not looking out for the people that are on it.

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What are your top guidelines you want parents to know around technology?

  • Parents, deal with your own phone management first. Have your phone away when your kids are present.
  • Give your kids a safe place to process what they experience through media.
  • Wait as long as possible to give them a device.

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What do you see kids experiencing because of social media and how would encourage parents in that?

Digital spaces cannot nourish human development. Jenny Black

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You cannot assess how to manage social media until your real, human needs are met. Jenny Black

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What is something you wish were true today from when you were growing up?

Freedom to play unmonitored

What is something you loved when you were a kid?

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