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In this podcast episode, I’m welcoming back Susan Linn, psychologist, lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the author a few landmark books, including her just-released Who’s Raising the Kids?
Is big business raising our kids today? And how we can fight back?
Podcast Episode Highlights
- Who IS raising the kids?
- The good and bad with technology and the businesses that own them…
- What are devices (modern tech entertainment) doing to our kids?
- Creativity and flexibility concerns with modern apps and tech
- Persuading our kids with commercials and buying things for happiness
- The issues of using a “reward system” for our kids
- The best toys for kids…
- Tricking our kids with sets so that they want MORE
- Influence of tech and our schools
- Marketing and nagging/pestering parents…
- Intentional divisive devices…
- How devices can distract parents from their kids
- Adults: this isn’t about feeling guilty, it’s about being aware of the issues
- How can parents find the middle ground today?
- The power behind the ideas of ‘boredom’ and ‘failure’
- How to train our kids about becoming more aware of marketing, ads, and the goals of big businesses
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Podcast Episode Resources and Links Mentioned
Find Susan Linn here: susanlinn.net
Our other podcast episode together: Season 10: Episode 6: The Magic of Play with Susan Linn
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More of My Thoughts on Raising Kids:
- The Magic of Play (podcast episode)
- Free-Range Kids: How & Why (podcast episode)
- The Incredible Gift of Failure for Kids (podcast episode)
- Raising Old-Fashioned Kids in a High Tech World (blog article)