Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Dr. Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children—if parents help them. In her new book, Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in the Digital World, parents recognize that the social wisdom they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid’s digital savvy. These skills can help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology. The core message of the book is that kids need mentoring, not (just) monitoring, and that kids deserve more empathy from adults about growing up in the digital age.
Join us for open format discussion with author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in the Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Ask Dr. Heitner all your questions about her new book and hear how other parents are mentoring their children through this digital age. Bring your book and have it signed. Reading the book is not required. We all have enough parenting experience to share and ask questions.