Parenting Technology: Making the Most of Screen Time
How do you best use screens — from smartphones and tablets to computers and TVs — to help in the process of parenting? (Our take: Be as present as possible while parenting, and wait until the kids are asleep before spending time online.) Digital platforms offer parents new ways to learn, connect and grow. Here are some online resources for parents in L.A. County to explore:
Visit 211la.org/#prev to be connected with the services families need for themselves or their children, including health care and mental health services.
Visit homevisitingla.org for more information on home visiting in L.A. County – expectant mothers and parents can use the eDirectory of L.A. County Home Visiting Programs to learn more about programs available in their area.
Visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/mch/LAMOM/LAMOM.htm, where moms can access information on contraception, mental health, overcoming barriers to health, stress and nutrition.
Visit UCLA’s TIES (Training, Intervention, Education, and Services for Families) program at tiesforfamilies.ucla.edu/resources_parents.aspx for information on a variety of parenting issues and programs.