Revisiting The Effect of Technology on Our Kids

Revisiting The Effect of Technology on Our Kids

Ned hears from the pros, kids, parents and a special guest as he explores screen-time, online dangers, setting limits, and the latest apps parents should be concerned about.  He also talks to a security expert and former FBI agent posing undercover online as a 13-year-old girl about these Internet risks.

Ned also talks with Dr. Susan Linn, co-founder of the campaign for a commercial-free childhood about the effects of media on youth and setting limits.

Send us your thoughts and questions to [email protected] and you might be included in a future episode!

Links from this episode:

www.consumingkids.com

www.momsclub.org

www.kiddle.co

www.internetsafetyconcepts.com/parents

Parent-Child internet safety contracts: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/contracts/

This episode was originally released in April 2016. 

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Throwback Thursday: 5 Pillars of Brain Health

Throwback Thursday: 5 Pillars of Brain Health

Age doesn’t really matter! World-renowned leader in brain health, Dr. Paul Nussbaum shares his prescription for longevity and quality of life with Dr. Hallowell. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with how old you are!

Dr. Nussbaum’s book: What is the Purpose of My Brain?https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-68319-704-1

This episode was originally released in September 2016.

 
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Take Another Listen: Part 2 – Tackling ADHD Questions Head-On

Take Another Listen: Part 2 – Tackling ADHD Questions Head-On

Dr. Hallowell and his longtime co-author, Dr. John Ratey, pick-up where they left off in Part 1 by answering more listener questions. Anxiety, slow processing speeds, helping someone you love with ADHD and other issues are all covered in this show.

Join the conversation and be a part of the show! We’re looking for callers and questions for an upcoming episode featuring Dr. Hallowell and his wife, Sue! They’ve raised three kids with ADHD, have been married for a very long time, and Sue is a social worker so they can talk about a variety of subjects! Email your question and contact info to [email protected].

Check out Dr. Hallowell’s and Dr. Ratey’s bestselling book, Driven to Distraction: http://www.distractionpodcast.com/about/

For another great source of information on ADHD, please visit ADDitude magazine at www.additudemag.com.

Listen to Tackling ADHD Questions Head-On Part 1.

This episode was originally released in July 2016.
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Throwback Thursday: 10 Tips on Connection

Throwback Thursday: 10 Tips on Connection

When you feel engaged and connected to the world you become less distracted. In this week’s mini episode Dr. Hallowell talks about ten key connections you should foster in order to live a happier and more focused life. This episode was originally released in September 2016.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR LISTENERS TO PARTICIPATE IN AN UPCOMING EPISODE!

Dr. Hallowell and his wife, Sue, are recording a special episode about living with and loving someone who has ADHD. As many of our listeners know, Dr. Hallowell has ADHD and he and Sue’s three children have it as well. So if you have a question about raising a child with ADHD, or being a parent with ADHD, or anything related please reach out to us so you can be included in the show! Just send us an email with your question to [email protected].
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Revisiting Dashboard Diversions: Are New Cars Safer or Scarier?

Revisiting Dashboard Diversions: Are New Cars Safer or Scarier?

Car manufacturers are enticing buyers with the latest technological advancements, but are the newest vehicles helping or hindering drivers? In this show the editors of Car & Driver magazine take listeners on an adventure in a self-driving Tesla, and Ned goes to a Mercedes dealership to check out the bells and whistles of the S-class model. Listen in and decide for yourself whether all of the new technology is a good thing or a bad thing.

Send your thoughts and questions to [email protected]!

Our thanks to Mercedes of North Haven for their help in making this episode. http://www.mercedesbenzofnorthhaven.com/

And we’re still looking for callers and questions for Dr. Hallowell’s wife, Sue, when she joins Ned in the studio on June 26th! Do you have a question about raising kids or being married to someone with ADHD? Send an email to [email protected] with your question and phone number.

This episode was originally released in May 2016.
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Special: Join Dr. Hallowell on Cape Cod this Summer for an ADHD Seminar!

Special: Join Dr. Hallowell on Cape Cod this Summer for an ADHD Seminar!

In this special episode Dr. Hallowell outlines the ADHD program he’s offering from August 7-11, 2017 called “Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across the Life Span.” This seminar is being offered through the Cape Cod Institute and will explore the entire world of ADHD in its human as well as its clinical and scientific dimensions. It will provide a solid, practical basis for diagnosis and treatment at all ages. To sign up or get more info: Cape.org.

 

 
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Special: Looking for Callers & ADHD Questions for Ned’s Wife!

Special: Looking for Callers & ADHD Questions for Ned’s Wife!

Do you love someone who has ADHD? Sue Hallowell returns to Distraction to talk with listeners and answer their questions about loving (and living with) someone who has ADHD for an upcoming episode. Not only has Sue supported Dr. Hallowell throughout their marriage, but she’s also raised three children who also have ADHD. You might say she’s an expert on the subject!

If you have a question for Sue and you’re available by phone on Monday, June 26th (when we’re recording the episode) please send an email to [email protected]. Be sure to include your question and phone number so we can arrange the details!

Listen to Sue’s debut on Distraction in Episode 29

Ned and Sue’s book: Married to Distraction

 
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Listen Again: 3 Stories You’ll Want to Hear

Listen Again: 3 Stories You’ll Want to Hear

Thrown down a flight of stairs at 2 years old; moved to America for love then got divorced; homeless at 16… Dr. Hallowell hears three fascinating life stories when he goes back to Distraction’s favorite electronics-free coffee shop to connect with other customers. Conversations about PTSD, mental illness, and starting your own business are highlighted in these three exchanges with patrons of East Rock Coffee in New Haven, Connecticut. 

If you have a question or comment for Dr. Hallowell record it on your smartphone and email it to [email protected].

This episode was originally released in August 2016.

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Throwback Thursday: Got Junk? How to Get Rid of It

Throwback Thursday: Got Junk? How to Get Rid of It

Staying neat and organized is good for a focused mind, but it takes effort! Professional organizer, Judith Kolberg, offers tips for getting rid of stuff you don’t need and shares insight on when it’s time to call an expert.

Judith’s website: http://fileheads.net/

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or an episode idea? Send it to [email protected]

This episode was originally released in July 2016.

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Revisit The Dangers of Internet Addiction

Revisit The Dangers of Internet Addiction

Internet addiction is a very real problem, with real consequences. And it’s way more prevalent than you think. This week, we hear from a young man about his struggles with a gaming addiction. And, a woman who asked to remain anonymous, shares the emotional story of how her whole life was changed by a loved one’s addiction. (After making this episode our production team was left questioning their own internet usage, as well as their family’s.)

Resources:

reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html

This episode was originally released in May 2016.
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