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HWS Speaker Series 2017: The Wired Child with Dr. Richard Freed
Sat, 22 April 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Halton Waldorf Speaker Series 2017 Presents Dr. Richard Freed: Author of ‘Wired Child’ Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
Date and Time: April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
For our spring 2017 Speaker Series, we are excited to have Richard Freed, author of Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age, speaking here on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Dr. Richard Freed is a child and adolescent psychologist and a leading authority on raising children in the digital age.
Richard will speak on how to build your child’s bond with family and foster school success amid the allure of digital screens. Our kids’ overuse of social media, video games, and texting is eclipsing their connection with family and school—the two most important contributors to their well-being. The result is a generation of kids who suffer from extraordinary rates of emotional and academic problems, and are falling prey to an epidemic of video game and internet addictions.
This talk will give you the confidence and skills you need to safely navigate your child through a rapidly shifting media landscape. Dr. Freed offers concrete parenting strategies that will help you create the strong family kids need and encourage their school success. You’ll also learn how to protect children from destructive tech addictions, and instead guide them to use technology productively as a positive force for their future.
This interactive talk will explore key questions:
How technology affects family, and how important family is for kids.
- If technology is addictive
- How technology affects school success
- Who better understands technology: parents or kids, and
- How to help children learn to use technology productively
You can read more about Richard here: richardfreed.com
Advance Ticket Price = $10
Any Tickets Left and Sold at the Door = $20
Childcare will be provided for $5 per child
If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Sinniah, Volunteer Parent Organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org