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Insights from CPP Listening Tour


Tools for parents to help children maintain healthy digital practices 

First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom conducted a six month statewide Listening Tour consisting of intimate conversations with mothers sharing their struggles of parenting and experiences of balancing caregiving for the family, increasing household responsibilities and navigating digital reliance. These open and frank conversations provided insights for concrete tips for Responsive Toolkits. Expert pediatricians, educators, fitness trainers and mental health providers offered recommendations for topics and practical strategies parents can apply in their household. 

Importance of family agreements

Tips to reach agreement on games and devices

Framing conversations about tech use to avoid conflict

Tips to frame conversations about tech use

Increasing physical activity

Tips to increase physical activity

Managing parental guilt

Tips to manage parental guilt and let go of shame

Finding balance with gaming

Tips from child psychiatrist Dr. Michael Tsappis of the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders and the Digital Wellness Lab

Strengthening social skills

Tips to strengthen social skills

Digital device role model

Tips to be a digital device role model

Solutions for Insomnia

Tips to combat insomnia from Dr. Michael Rich, Founder of the Digital Wellness Lab and Pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital

Managing your child's devices

Tips to manage your child’s devices

How to talk with your child about online porn

Tips from Shafia Zaloom, health educator
and author of Sex, Teens & Everything in Between

Addressing social comparison concerns

Tips to address social comparison concerns
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