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Parenting a screenager: Helping young people improve their digital mental health

Hosted by KYDS
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​​Have you ever felt concerned or frustrated by your child’s attachment to their screens?

Have you felt lost or helpless in creating and enforcing healthy boundaries and behaviours around your child’s technology use?

​​We’ve found that healthy boundaries, simple tools, and awareness are key to improving our relationship with technology. 

Join KYDS Youth Development Service on Wednesday 11th October from 6:30pm (with the option to stay for Q&A afterwards) as we share simple and practical guidance on how to help your teenager develop a healthier relationship with technology.  

​​Key takeaways include: 

  • ​​​​Learn the neuroscience of the effects of technology on the adolescent brain 

  • ​​​​Discover how to maintain control while encouraging autonomy & responsibility 

  • ​​​​Find out how to model & foster positive behaviours in the digital age  

  • ​​​Identify and overcome common obstacles in creating a healthier relationship with technology

About the organisation:

​​​​KYDS Youth Development Service has been offering free and ongoing counselling to young people and their families since 2005. With offices in Lindfield, Hornsby, Chatswood, Waitara, St Ives, Avalon, St Ives and Gordon, they deliver over 5000 free session each year to over 400 families.

​​​​The service is barrier-free, with no GP referral or mental health plan needed, and no limit to the number of sessions.

​​​​They have also been running in-school workshops since 2005, delivering to over 50 schools in the area, and regularly offer free webinars for parents, teachers and students.

"Practical ideas for how to move forward positively" - Debra McBurnie

"Great talk, very useful and got me thinking!" - Nadine Rowe