Parenting a screenager: How to support your child's management of technology

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Have you ever felt concerned or frustrated by your child’s attachment to their screens and technological devices? Have you ever felt lost or helpless in creating and enforcing healthy boundaries and behaviours around your child’s technology use?

We’ve found that the relationships we create with technology and our family are the key. Join Mary Santiago from KYDS Youth Development Service on Thursday 27th Oct from 11:30am-12:30pm as she shares 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 presenter:

Since 2017, Mary Santiago has supported hundreds of families as a family and adolescent counsellor with KYDS Youth Development Service. She has extensive experience working with young people in professional and community settings, and is a skilled content creator for prevention and early intervention workshops for primary and secondary students.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sydney University, a Master of Counselling from The University of Notre Dame, and she is a sessional lecturer at Excelsia College. Her two areas of passion are managing social anxiety, plus social media & gaming health.

 

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