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How to Digitally Parent Your Children on Social Media

This post is part of a series of video conversations between CircleAround and our partners, the Boston Children’s Hospital and Center on Media and Child Health. The series is called Mondays with the Mediatrician, and the focus of the series is on media and child health — specifically, how parents are navigating this challenging time of virtual learning and young children having access to online media.

Hosted by CircleAround writer Helena Goto and featuring Dr. Michael Rich, a.k.a. “The Mediatrician.” Dr. Rich is the director of the Center on Media and Child Health and a resident physician at the Boston Children’s Hospital. This episode focuses on mental health for both children and their parents and guardians, as they learn the boundaries and consequences of social media usage. As children become more immersed in the digital space, Dr. Rich discusses the importance of parenting your children in the digital space the same way you do in real life, so that they know how to be stronger, smarter, and kinder online. 

That concludes our first season of Mondays with the Mediatrician. For more great parenting content, visit the CircleAround Parenting channel here. And for more great insights and extras, sign up for our free newsletter today!

Want more Mondays with the Mediatrician? Click these links for more episodes!
Episode 1: “Back to School and the Age of Virtual Learning”
Episode 2: “Understanding What You Watch, Read, and Listen To”
Episode 3: “Free to Be You and Me”
Episode 4: “Digital P.E. and Its Positive Effects on Mental Health”
Episode 5: “How to Navigate Virtual Learning with Your Child”
Episode 6: “How to Digitally Parent Your Children on Social Media” 

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