5 episodes

Join Delaney Ruston, MD, a leading authority on parenting in the digital age and the filmmaker of the award-winning Screenagers movies, as she explores strategies for raising screen-wise and tech-balanced youth. Through interviews with researchers, thought leaders, and young people themselves, the Screenagers Podcast delivers the latest in science along with practical tips and important insights that parents will want to share with their kids and teens.

Screenagers Podcast Delaney Ruston, MD

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    • 4.8 • 69 Ratings

Join Delaney Ruston, MD, a leading authority on parenting in the digital age and the filmmaker of the award-winning Screenagers movies, as she explores strategies for raising screen-wise and tech-balanced youth. Through interviews with researchers, thought leaders, and young people themselves, the Screenagers Podcast delivers the latest in science along with practical tips and important insights that parents will want to share with their kids and teens.

    New Science On Sleep, Our Kids, And What To Do

    New Science On Sleep, Our Kids, And What To Do

    With back to school starting and all the online and offline stressors our kids face right now, this show is about improving our kids’ emotional well-being by focusing on healthy sleep. Have your kids and teens listen to this show with you! Hear fascinating insights and studies from Dr. Judy Owens, the Director of Sleep Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, as well as parents and teens' real-life experiences. You will discover new ideas for increasing your child’s chance of brain nourishing sleep.

    • 17 min
    Absolute Yes To Fighting Less

    Absolute Yes To Fighting Less

    Arguments in the home about screen time are common and more so when school is in session, so what to do? What is a parenting strategy that can promote healthy screen use, and other positive behaviors, while at the same time decrease fighting? In this episode, Delaney talks with one of her favorite parenting experts, Dr. Tammy Fisher Huson, about a strategy that Delaney learned from Tammy in the past and has made a real difference in Delaney’s own home.

    • 21 min
    How Influencers Make All Their Money, And Why It’s Important

    How Influencers Make All Their Money, And Why It’s Important

    It's a new world where regular people of all ages become stars on the internet overnight. But how do young influencers become brand marketers? Different for males than females? Kids & teens feel connected & trust YouTubers they follow but are they aware they're being marketed to? How is this type of marketing affecting our kids' self-esteem? Today’s guests include a talent manager for influencers who gives a behind the scenes look at these questions, along with teens who share their personal experiences.

    • 16 min
    TikTok's Allure (And How Two Teens Cut Back

    TikTok's Allure (And How Two Teens Cut Back

    Time on TikTok has been skyrocketing. Why is it attracting such huge numbers of teens? What positives can happen on the app, and what are some of the risks? The sheer amount of time it consumes is what most young people say is TikTok’s biggest downside. On today’s show, Dr. Delaney Ruston speaks with two teenagers, Marie and Manisha, who answer these questions and others.

    • 16 min
    Brain Biology and Preventing Excessive Video Gaming

    Brain Biology and Preventing Excessive Video Gaming

    Why do some kids and teens get overly frustrated and bored when it’s time to turn off their video games? How to know when game playing has become excessive? What are tips that all families should know for ensuring healthy videogame play? In today’s episode, Physician Delaney Ruston explores these issues along with a new model of brain biology to help explain irritability and boredom associated with video gaming.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Joyfulling ,

An “in the trenches” view

I highly recommend this. Her perspective as a parent as well as a doctor and the access she has to other high level professionals and the interviews with youth, strike an incredible, well rounded, perspective. I have really appreciated these podcasts and the Screenager movies and her blog emails. We are not alone in this struggle to understand how to raise healthy, happy, balanced children in our beautiful ever evolving tech soaked world.

A D Kimbell ,

Calm, clear advice from a science perspective

I love everything from Dr. Ruston. Her films and Tech Tuesday emails are rich with content and worthwhile advice. What I particularly appreciate in her podcast is hearing her talk to the kids — this gives us parents a model of how we can engage with our kids in a warm, respectful way. And she considers the positive aspects of technology, rather than metaphorically throwing out the baby with the bath water. I highly recommend this podcast.

Hakuna Matata Ambassador ,

amazing podcast for me!

after watching the screenagers movie (i didn’t watch second chapter, since it doesn’t apply to me) and creating a contract, i wanted something to listen to while working or doing productive things. this podcast is great because i can stay focused while watching it, enjoy what im listening to, and i find it helpful when keeping my screen use in check. this is just an overall great podcast. i also like how, similar to the screenagers movie, it includes what kids and teens like me think about these subjects. i really recommend this podcast.

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