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Who’s Raising the Kids

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Renowned child psychologist and author Susan Linn chats with Trey Elling about WHO’S RAISING THE KIDS: BIG TECH, BIG BUSINESS, AND THE LIVES OF KIDS. Topics include:

  • How a commercialized, digitized society affects kids’ brain development (3:45)
  • Nurturing ‘awe’ in children (6:14)
  • Mr. Rogers encouraging silence (14:12)
  • Mattel trying to hook babies with Aristotle (19:03)
  • Screens substituting for real-life interactions (21:38)
  • Amazon’s Alexa for kids (24:16)
  • Minecraft (28:49)
  • Brand tribes (33:31)
  • “Reducing friction” when marketing to children (35:15)
  • Digitizing analog toys like Legos (39:01)
  • Pok√©mon Go, -Smile, and -Sleep (42:09)
  • Screens and advertising in public schools (50:30)
  • Prodigy (54:23)
  • Is there cause for hope? (58:51)