UNDERSTANDING SCREEN ADDICTION ​WITH ADHD EXPERT SIMON DA ROZA

A lot of parents have asked me how to deal with screen addictions in their nuerodiverse children. This is especially important during the holidays, so this week in the podcast I speak with ADHD expert Simon Da Roza about executive functioning and managing screen time.

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4 Types of Screen Addiction

By Simon Da Roza

  1. Escape and create – e.g. Minecraft
  2. Gaming – solo or social
  3. Internet – rabbit-holes e.g. youtube, tiktok
  4. Group Chats

WHAT TO DO!

How to manage these forms of screen addiction

Ownership: make sure the child realises there is a problem so they can start working to fix it. Try getting them to guess how many hours a day they spend on a screen before checking with them. Encourage them to set targets for themself.

Plan B: encourage the child to consider other options – different ways they can spend their time to maximise a healthy brain:


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