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Heather B
@HeatherB · 4:57

Digital Wellness Unplugged: A Heartfelt Conversation with Me, Heather.

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Obviously, I talk a lot about living in this digital age with the technology and how important it is, and I like to harness that. I don't like to do the banning and blocking and keeping it away from my kids and my students. I think it's really important to instill skills so that they have them in the future, because this is their world and we want the best for our children, obviously, and that includes ensuring that they have a healthy relationship with technology

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@HeatherB
Heather B
@HeatherB · 4:54
And having these open conversations with my kiddos back then, teenagers now. And I just realized it was not about banning technology. It was about finding that balance that allows technology to enrich their lives, but helping them be mindful of the pitfalls, reminding them of what they're doing online, what they're saying online. Let me check your phone here and there. Let's talk about what you're doing, because that modeling and that mentorship is really important, and it's hard with your own kids
@HeatherB
Heather B
@HeatherB · 4:44
The other thing, you know, my own life especially, was the endless online distractions notifications. And I talk about this all the time and even at my work, it kind of thrived on emails and Google Chat and WhatsApp. And that's a lot. That's a lot for any person to deal with. So as an adult, I was working on that
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