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Parenting Adventures in the Digital Realm: From Surviving to Thriving

Father and daughter (2-3) using tablet pc --- Image by © Tim Pannell/Corbis

Presented by Claudia L’Amoreaux 

Date, Time, Cost

Thursday, September 21st
7.30PM EDT – 9.00PM EDT
Fee: $30.00 for SENG Members; $40.00 for Non-Members
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Description

How can we best support our kids in developing the skills necessary to participate creatively and make healthy choices in the digital realm? In this interactive presentation, we’ll explore how to nurture conversations and family practices that reduce conflict, support dialogue, and build trust. We’ll consider how to model for our kids the essential ability to reflect on and self-monitor online and mobile activities  (e.g., games, texting, Facebook, etc.) and offline life (e.g., Vitamin N—Nature, face-to-face friendships, hands-on making) with an eye towards balance and growth. We’ll discuss how to get our heads above media-driven fears to identify real issues that require our mindful awareness. Participants will leave the workshop with a palette of resources and an invitation to a follow-up online session (free) to reflect and share how it’s going.

 

About the Presenter

Claudia L’Amoreaux helps parents navigate the social and emotional complexities of “digital life” through her practice Mindful Digital Life. Her educational consulting work focuses on the Future of Learning. She directed education programs for Linden Lab—innovators of the 3D internet (2006-2010)—where she advised universities, colleges, large urban school systems, small rural schools and international Ministries of Education on how to use the 3D internet. She has been a guest speaker at NASA Ames Research Center, Stanford’s MediaX series, UC Berkeley, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Holland Open Conference. Her interviews on new technologies, social networking, and youth include Childhood Matters with Rona Renner, Family Talk with Mike Rierra, and New Dimensions Radio with Michael Toms.

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