Get out and touch the grass: ‘Anti-dopamine parenting’ could change your kids’ habits

Featuring Dr. Khald Afzal

By Meha Ahmad

July 12, 2023, 4:48pm CT

Research shows that screens – and the hyper-social connections they provide – can trigger dopamine responses in users so frequently it can turn us into actual addicts. And for kids, that’s especially concerning.

That’s why some people are trying “anti-dopamine parenting.”

Reset checks in with two experts on what a digital reset could look like for kids.

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GUESTS: Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and Growing Up in Public

Dr. Khalid Afzal, assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Chicago Medicine

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