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61 | Technology isn’t the enemy. Mario Kart, making movies and more ways for families to connect (Brad Griffin)

61 | Technology isn’t the enemy. Mario Kart, making movies and more ways for families to connect (Brad Griffin)

Brad Griffin joins dadAWESOME for part 3 of our Screens, Smartphones and Social Media theme. Brad is the Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. He recently coauthored Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating our Digital World.

Conversation Highlights:

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  • Phase research from Orange – Phase Guides are an 18-part series of concise and interactive journal-style books that simplify what parents need to know about each phase of a kid’s life and give them the opportunity to discover more about their children—so they can make the most of every phase.
  • The delicate dance of knowing when to help his daughter and when to just listen and do nothing
  • I can rest when I am older. If it means I am going to sleep a little less to play that game or spend that extra time with my kids now, I’ll rest later.
  • We need to ask for help – ask others for help… don’t parent alone
  • Let’s move beyond treating technology as the enemy
  • Digital natives vs. digital immigrants.
  • The similarities between a school lunch room and the digital world
  • Let’s prioritize the relationship and keep the relationship in the center and don’t let media get in the center.

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