I had the pleasure of chatting with Luna of Undistracted Parenting, an expert in the digital wellbeing space for parents!
We had a fantastic conversation all about parenting in the digital age, discussing:
- Luna’s background and how she found herself being passionate about this topic
- Why parenting is more challenging in the digital age, with examples of the challenges parents are facing with their kids online lives today
- And crucially, how they can overcome these challenges
- Luna shares her advice for first-time parents and those already parenting pre-teens and teens when it comes to digital devices
And yes, I do randomly talk about Love Island in this episode!
I hope you enjoy the chat, and do share the episode on social media if you feel it’ll be of value to others!
Luna is the co-founder and co-host of the Middle East’s leading Arabic parenting podcast, Mishbilshibshib. Through the podcast, Luna and her cohost discuss the latest research on the psychology of parenting with the aim of raising awareness on positive, conscious, and peaceful parenting. With most parenting information available globally being in English, she strives to shed light on this knowledge in Arabic and through the lens of an Arab sociocultural perspective.
Luna obtained her Master of Science in Psychology, with a focus on Cyberpsychology in 2022. Her thesis, titled Digitally parenting preteens in the UAE: A cross-cultural qualitative study, explored the gaps in research surrounding digital parenting in the Middle East, uncovered new findings, and proposed future research recommendations. The findings of her study can inform policymakers, psychologists, educators, and coaches in creating the much-needed support systems for digital parents.
Luna is also a certified digital wellbeing coach (ICF-approved Consciously Digital program), and a Transformational Parenting Coach (Jai Institute). With training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Luna works with parents and adolescents to help them find balance in their tech-saturated lives by seeking digital wellbeing. She strives to provide parents with supportive strategies to help them digitally parent their children in the modern era. Her passion for the topic stems from her learnings with her own two adolescent children.
Luna will be launching a new initiative named Undistracted Parenting in October 2023, where she will focus on the challenges parents face, and will provide a platform to present research on the topic to parents, policymakers, and changemakers to raise a new generation of mindful digital citizens.
Follow Luna on Instagram: @undistractedparenting and watch this space for the launch of her website and podcast!
Cassie is an ex-social media strategist turned certified digital wellbeing consultant, coach and speaker. She’s on a mission to help individuals and organizations navigate the digital landscape, improve your overall wellbeing, and equip you with the tools necessary to thrive in a tech-driven future.