Ollie Outside: Dr. Mike Hits Home Run for Parents and Kids


Dr. Michael Oberschneider counsels hundreds of local families about it every year.  It’s not a new phenomenon, but understanding its dynamics is an evolving science – especially when trying to resolve problems children develop as they grow up. What is it? It’s technology, and its growing use – in some cases to the point of addiction to virtual reality – by children and their well-meaning parents as a substitute for family and social interaction, and what Oberschneider calls unstructured creative play. “Dr. Mike”, as he is affectionately known by many in Loudoun and throughout the Washington metropolitan area, is highly regarded for [...]