Reduce body anxiety by unplugging your kid

Hi Jennifer

I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and sensory specialist with expertise on the impact of technology on child health and academic performance, and would like to comment on your request for information regarding how to reduce child anxiety regarding body image.

Obesity, poor body image and eating disorders are causally linked to technology overuse (TV, video games, movies, internet). Parents should work toward helping children learn how to manage a balance between what they need to grow and succeed, and technology use. This is best achieved by helping children develop interest and performance skills in alternate activities to technology.

I’ve attached my Ten Steps to Manage Balanced Technology Use with Your Children, as well as a fact sheet and bio. Radio interviews and published articles can be viewed on my website below.

Let me know if you’d like any additional information on this subject.

Have a GREAT day!


Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT, Approved Provider AOTA
CEO Zone’in Programs Inc.
6840 Seaview Rd.
Sechelt, BC V0N3A4
604-885-0986 office, 604-885-0389 fax, 604-740-2264 cell
email crowan@zonein.ca
website www.zonein.ca