SFP 15: Screens with Leah McDermott


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This is episode 15 and today I’m here with my friend Leah McDermott talking about screens.

Leahis a former Master Educator and now unschooling mama of two who has made it her mission to help bring more natural elements to children’s everyday learning experiences through her business Your Natural Learner.

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Adventure of the Week

We took a birthday trip to a farm on Orca’s Island it was breathtakingly beautiful.


Misconceptions: What’s up with all the fear and shame? We break a lot of misconceptions down.

Valuable Tool: We share what it looks like for our children to utilize screens as valuable tools.

Balance: We talk about how to support a healthy balance with technology.

Role Modeling: We go over our best tips on how to have a healthy relationship with screens yourself.


We tackle the question of how to address appropriateness and safety with our kids in technology.

Dive Deeper

Sage Coaching

The Bucket System

Your Vulva is Not Lord Voldemort

Technology Use in Meaningful Ways

Free to Learn

Sage Homeschooling

2 thoughts on “SFP 15: Screens with Leah McDermott

  1. Loved this episode. I have a 4 year old and I’m always unsure of where the ipad usage really stands. I can see all kinds of benefits from using the internet and some apps and I suppose moderation and what exactly he does on the ipad are the keys to make this successful. I don’t really think it’s beneficial for him to sit and watch videos of other kids playing with toys (that’s what happens when you bring up youtube kids) nor do I think it’s a good idea for him to sit and play on it all day. But, I know I watched a good bit of television when I was little and it really helped my imagination along and I was able to learn things. So, it can’t all be negative. But I definitely feel strongly that getting outside and using your hands should be a priority. This episode made me feel more at ease about using screens.

    1. I’m so glad this episode made you feel more at ease. That was my aim. Screens are just a tool in the environment like paper. You get to choose with intention what you bring into the environment (so maybe not youtube kids) and then build out your life full of rich experiences. You got this.

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