Join us for a discussion with Sharon Maxwell, the author of Who’s Raising Our Kids? Nurturing Human Values in a Digital World.
The developing brain is an interactive work in progress, constantly engaging with the environment, creating a universe of connections that become how we understand ourselves, the world, and our place in the world.
From smartphones to laptops, from texting to Snapchat, media technology delivers to our children a new cyber environment, providing an infinite source of information, stimulation, and opportunities for communication. This environment is having a profound impact on how our children think about themselves and is changing the way our children socialize and communicate. How do we best use this amazing resource to enhance our lives? How do we keep it from shaping our children and undermining the values we want to impart?
Sharon Maxwell is a clinical psychologist in private practice, an author, a speaker, and a consultant. But most importantly she is a mom who is passionate about the health and well being of children and families. This two hour presentation based on her latest research promises to show parents how kids are using and abusing media technology and then helps parents set balanced, realistic guidelines that bring the Internet into alignment with family schedules and values.