Digital Addiction and ADHD: a Toxic Combination

Digital Addiction and ADHD: a Toxic Combination
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Honest Definition of Our Parental Fear

The Problem

ADHD and Screens: Daily Parenting Reality

Peace and harmony is road kill.

This child will not let you rest for a moment, demanding entertainment, breaking all kinds or rules and boundaries — unless their need for stimulation is fulfilled by the screen.

You can expect resistance. Even violence.

Tech tantrums of a 3-year old can be cute, 13-year old — not so much.

What is ADHD?

What is Addiction?

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Digital media is officially on the list of addictions.

What happens when ADHD meets addiction?

One does not need to be a cognitive scientist to see that digital addiction for ADHD brain is like putting gasoline on the fire.

Constant stimulation of the dopamine loop that is already malfunctioning because of ADHD enforces the very behavior that a child — and later adult with ADHD — needs to overcome in order to have a normal life.

The earlier in life the person becomes addicted to anything, the harder it is to break that addiction later in life.

Addiction becomes biologically hardwired in the brain — and it’s not something that can be surgically cut off, like a tumor.

Do Screens Make ADHD Symptoms Worse?

Dopamine hits are constant, and happen within the shortened attention span of ADHD.

These growing humans are effectively reprogrammed for shorter attention spans, lack of self control, difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — all the classic markers of ADHD.

Mom of 3, practitioner of the craft of screen time. Founded the blog to help protect human well-being from the power of addictive tech.