Dr. Mark Bertin on Managing Media for Children
We were delighted to host developmental pediatrician Mark Bertin on January 20th for a virtual presentation and Q/A on January 20th. Dr. Bertin urged Westchester parents, professionals and caregivers to help children thoughtfully use media, rather than be used by it. He reminded us that “children don’t learn from screens, they learn from people” and that “open-ended imaginative play helps to develop executive function”. According to Dr. Bertin, “technology is not inherently bad, but needs to be handled skillfully to be safe and useful for our children…and ourselves.
Author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, Dr. Bertin is on the faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, as well as the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com