In this episode I am happy to address the topic that I hear about the most from Waldorf parents — media and screen-time. Though the benefits of limiting screen-time are clear, many Waldorf parents struggle with how to make limited media a reality in their homes.
Some of the things you’ll hear about in this episode include . . .
- My kindergarten parent evening story that brought home the importance of limiting media exposure
- A teacher’s perspective on why you should limit media exposure
- Strategies for making it easier to minimize media exposure in your home
- Suggestions for healthy ways to engage with media when you do decide to allow screen-time
It’s a complicated and challenging topic that can inspire guilt and shame in parents who don’t manage it as well as they would like, and my goal is to minimize those negative feelings by empowering parents to make conscious decisions that work for their own families.
Media Episode Notes
Some of the things I mention in the podcast . . .
My new ebook The Waldorf Home — Now available for purchase and download
Our Facebook group A Waldorf Journey | Teacher Tribe
The Facebook page A Waldorf Journey
Are you interested in hearing some thoughts about the challenges of media for older children and teenagers? Social media brings along with it a whole different set of challenges that parents need to think through and carefully guide for their children. Is this a challenge you are facing? Let me know in the comments if this is a relevant topic for you and your family!
Other media-exposure and screen-free resources