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Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. The PTC is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. Mr. Winter spent 15 years with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) serving in numerous management capacities for the GE-owned media conglomerate in Los Angeles, New York and Europe. His work experience included network broadcast operations; program production; international and domestic cable; digital media; and the owned-and-operated television station, KNBC. He also participated in the creation of MSNBC, the cable and online news joint venture with Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Winter is a sought after speaker and interview subject. He can often be seen on television news circuit, including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News; he is frequently cited by the nation’s leading newspapers.

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Show Notes

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is the second of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

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1:13 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.

3:07 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.

5:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

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21:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

34:57 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Heidi, a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from Rebecca, an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.

42:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY

43:16 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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