Media/Electronics/Screens

Distraction Free Thinking Vital for Kids (Pedcast)

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Topic Introduction

I’ve got a very interesting subject to talk to you about today that I discovered while listening to a podcast! Yes, not only do I make podcasts but I am an avid listener of them as well. In this particular podcast, I heard Dr. Cal Newport, a computer scientist, interviewed about the negative effects  of interruptions on learning, memory, and creativity. I thought that what he was saying had so much relevance for your children that I couldn’t wait to introduce my listeners to his research and ideas. Please take a few minutes to listen to this post that I call Distraction Free Thinking Vital for Kids. The message is so vital for all parents to hear that I don’t want you to miss it. Continue reading

TV Harming Kid’s Health? (Pedcast)

Introduction

Welcome to another edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. I’m your host, Dr. Paul Smolen, a board certified pediatrician who has practiced pediatrics in Charlotte NC for the past 35 years. As I like to say, from the womb to the workplace, if it involves children, we talk about it here. Today, I’m going to tell you about a recent family experience I had and what it taught me about the potential negative influence of media, specifically television, on a viewer’s health.  Charge up those mp3 players, put in those buds, and get ready for a fascinating edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics.  Continue reading