Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Nov 17, 2020

How do parents guide their children through the technology minefield?

We know the pitfalls after all! Whilst our kids (who have grown up with technology,) cannot recognize the problems involved.


Andrea is all about using technology for Creating - Communicating & Connecting rather than just Consuming.


I discuss with Andrea whether parents are “entitled” to police their children’s tech use.


We discuss the importance of frank and open conversations with our kids.

There is so much to discuss:

Cyber Bullying
Social Media
Video Games
Time Management


Andrea suggests creating a Family Tech Plan - based on the open discussions that you have already had with your children.


We talk about how we can differentiate the use of constructive and destructive screen use (Education -v- mindless scrolling)


The Resources we discussed :

Andrea’s Discussion Guide: Creating a Tech-Healthy Family: is available on Amazon NOW!

Colin Kartchner: Save the kids website and his TED Talk :

Adam Alter - TED Talk Why screens make us unhappy :
and his book Irresistible

Video Gamers : Book : Glow Kids

Protect Young Minds and Protect Young Eyes - they talk a lot about Pornography and Online Safety

Pornography : Fight the New Drug - raising awareness about pornography


Andrea Davis is the founder of Better Screen Time. She has a B.A. in secondary education. However, her greatest learning has come from being in the (tech) trenches as a stay-at-home mom. She lives in beautiful Hood River, Oregon with her husband, Tyler, and their five children.

Here is Andrea’s Freebie :


* Three Questions to Ask Your Uncommunicative Child :

All too often parents say to me :

“My child won’t speak to me”
“I know something’s not quite right - but they won’t tell me what’s wrong.”

Well, I have a resource for you.

Download this FREE Resource : 📍

It will help you reconnect with your child quickly and easily; and in a way that will not drive them to their bedroom to avoid you!

* Breathing Through BIG Emotions :

If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :


Details of all further podcasts can be found on my website :

* If you need to get in touch - Please email me at

Music Credits : MBB :