How To Break Your Kid's Screen Addiction: A Pediatrician Explains

Endless screens, video games, and gadgets now fill our children's world — and they're all designed to capture your kids' imagination. The problem is, they can make the rest of his world seem boring.

And nowhere is this more obvious than in analog places, like the classroom and dinner table.

If you'd like to break your child's screen addiction, remember: Detoxing takes time. Making your child go cold turkey isn’t always effective. Instead, here's what I recommend parents do to help their child find balance between the two worlds:

Raising kids can be difficult. If you'd like some help along the way, join me for my course, "How To Raise Happy, Well-Adjusted Children."

Dr. Stephen Cowan

Stephen Cowan, MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician with 25 years of clinical experience working with children. He has a subspecialty in Developmental Pediatrics and is New York State Certified in Medical Acupuncture. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the AAP Committee on Children with Disabilities and a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is founder of The Westchester Center for Holistic Families where he offers holistic evaluation and treatments for children. He also sees patients at the Shen Center in NYC. He has lectured internationally on alternative approaches to health problems in children. He is the author of Fire Child Water Child and has contributed chapters to several books about holistic approaches to childhood conditions. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric problems such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Migraine, Tourette's syndrome, Asthma and Allergies. Understanding the child as an inter-related part of family and environment is the central focus of his practice. This approach respects the inseparability of mind, body and spirit and promotes a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy. For appointments: email or call: 914-864-1976
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