RESIST Q&A // My kids resist screen time limits and I’m at a loss


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Today we hear from a parent who is at the end of her rope with battles over escalating screen time with her two sons, age 6 and 10. How can we set limits without over-controlling, pulling the parent card or getting intense pushback to the rules? We explore power, control, attunement, independent play, family agreements, loving limits, and some alternatives to screen time itself.

We also chat ways to bravely engage through respectful negotiations as we support big feelings and redefine resistance for our family and beyond. We laugh, we cry, we lean in… join us!

Today’s episode shoutout is the Raising Rebels Podcast, hosted by Noleca Radway. Each episode features courageous conversations with real parents who are encouraging their children to be fully themselves in a society that doesn’t always celebrate them. Raising Rebels tackles everything from sexuality and race, to co-parenting and money, all with the goal of raising liberated children.

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Relevant Links:

- Our Freedoms Model
Our RESIST Approach
Our Empowerments
Our Shop + the new Big Feelings Survival Guide!
Our Resources Page
- Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene
- Screens in the time of covid via Your Parenting Mojo Podcast
- The art of screentime + NYT article by Anya Kamenetz
- Raising Your Child in a Digital World by Kristy Goodwin
- Screen-free Parenting - Resources, ideas and research
- Common Sense Media - Find age-appropriate shows
- Just Give Them The Screens (For Now) by Jessica Grosse
- Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B Rosenburg
Shows our kids have been watching:
- Bluey (Disney)
- Shaun The Sheep (Netflix)
- Tumble Leaf (Netflix)
- Wapos Bay (Amazon Prime)
- Puffin Rock (Netflix)
- Little Bear (Kanopy)
- Mr. Rogers (PBS Kids)
- Sesame Street (PBS Kids)
Things our kids have been listening to:
- Wow in the World Podcast (Spotify)
- Story Party (Audible)
- Stories Podcast (Spotify)
- Like You: Mindfulness for Kids (Apple podcasts)
- Laurie Berkner’s Song & Story Kitchen (audible)
- Magic School Bus (Audible)
Our Coaching page
Amber Okamura, Upbringing’s Artist
Mary Schroeder, Upbringing’s Letterer
Alex Olavarria, our producer, musician, editor + husband/brother in law

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