I recently heard about this program from Victoria Dunckley called “Reset Your Child’s Brain” which is intended to help solve many of the trends we’re seeing due to the daily barrage of stimulating screen-time on the sensitive nervous system of growing children. Trends like:
- Increasing numbers of children are being diagnosed with psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, Tourette’s, autism, depression and bipolar disorder
- Other children have no formal diagnosis, yet seem out of control or stuck in terms of development.
- At the same time, more and more children are being prescribed “psych meds,” requiring special education, or receiving speech or occupational therapy.
- Disability benefits for mental and neurological disorders now dwarf every other disability category.
Because electronic screen media is unnaturally intense in terms of sensory, cognitive, and psychological input–designed to keep the user engaged–it tends to overstimulate nervous system. The brain interprets all this stimulating input as a form of stress. This in turn triggers fight-or-flight reactions and a high state of arousal, making it difficult to wind down and sleep deeply.
You can sign up for the course here: https://drdunckley.com/videogames or purchase the book “Reset Your Child’s Brain“.