This presentation focuses on the correlation between impulsive and prolonged use of electronic screens and potential for developing substance addiction. Recent studies indicate a potential link between excessive use of electronic devices and substance addiction as a function of age (with younger children at greater risk). A critical role of the parent-child relationship during early and middle childhood is to strengthen the child’s impulsive control skills. Relationships between parents and children are often strained due to the lack of shared bonding. Participants will explore the link between prolonged screen use, impulse control, family relationships, and risk of mental health/addiction development in children and teens. Treatment ideas will be practiced using application scenarios.
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