Monitoring your children for their own safety

Psychologist & Author David Palmiter, PhD, shares advice for parents on when it is alright to monitor your child for his or her own safety
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Monitoring your children for their own safety

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There's 2 kinds of monitoring. Monitoring in the home and monitoring outside the home. In the home regards, I wanted to make sure my kid doesn't have exposure to media that will overstimulate them. They won't understand that might actually damage their development. So, what I want to do is set up a parent controls. In one national study, 42% of kids that have access to pornography that was accidental. So, if I'm the kind of parent who knows what 8-track tapes are or I've got audio cassette tapes on my library, I may not know what it takes to set up the control but I can hire a 20 something person and give them an Amazon gift card or something and have them set up controls across all media and then test it intermittently. Outside the home is just a question of knowing what kind adult I'm handing the ball off to. I've got the ball at home for monitoring and I'm handing off the ball. I'm making an assessment whether the person I'm handing the ball off to can monitor my child the same way I would or similar way that I would if I were there.

Psychologist & Author David Palmiter, PhD, shares advice for parents on when it is alright to monitor your child for his or her own safety

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David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP

Psychologist & Author

Dr. David Palmiter is a professor of Psychology and Counseling at Marywood University, the President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (2012-2013), a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, a Public Education Coordinator for the American Psychological Association, author of an award winning parenting book (times three), dad (of 3.0 children; 3.5 if you count the neurotic dog) and husband (of over 22 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter, who says she has 4.0 children as she counts David). Dr. Palmiter has over three dozen professional publications to his credit, has given over 200 continuing education workshops around the country and has completed over 300 public education projects, including for outlets such as the LA Times, US News and World Report, USA Today, Wall St. Journal and O Magazine. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and self-actualized children. 

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