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Screen-Free-Week

Screen-Free Week brings awareness to the most significant battlefield we face as parents raising children in popular culture today- Technology. However, technology is not the problem- our time and habits on our screens are the real issues.

I know the importance of purposely providing kids with a screen detox. It’s one of the reasons we send our kids to tech-free sleep-away summer camp, and since our teens will soon be living in the woods without their beloved devices, we will not be shutting off their screens this week.

How can National Screen-Free Week empower us to create healthier screen time habits?

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4-Technology-Battles-To-Fight-With-Our-Kids

Kids will battle boundaries placed on their technology. It’s their job to fight you on your dumb rules Mom and Dad.

It’s your job as a parent to stay in the ring and fight the good fight. The last thing you want to do is give your child an iPhone and then stick your head in the sand.

Parents, we must engage in the battles that come along with allowing our kids the privilege of today’s technology.

What battles are you willing to fight when it comes to your data draining screenager?

We’ve allowed our children to own smartphones and other technology, now it’s our job to teach them how to properly balance their digital temptations. If you’re the one paying for the devices, wifi or data plans, you’re the one in charge of setting the rules and sticking to them.

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Events

Screenagers-Next-Chapter

Screenagers-Next-Chapter

 

From the director of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilienceand is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.

Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she suddenly finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to uncover how we understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society. And how we as parents and schools empower teens with skills to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.

We witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges giving viewers hope. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought-leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth.

The film is intended for adults and youth starting from age 10 and up.

As with SCREENAGERS, our new documentary is all about creating events in which people come together, watch the film, discuss the takeaways and make plans for moving forward to further its impact.

Parent on Purpose presents Scottsdale, Arizona Premiere Screening on:

Sunday, October 20
4-6 pm at
The Commons on Shea
Chaparral Christian Church, 6451 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased HERE!

Parents are encouraged to bring teenagers to watch so you can have positive family dialogue afterward!
Special Guest Dr. Lisa Strohman will be in attendance to answer any questions after the film!
ASK THE EXPERT!
Dr. Lisa Strohman is a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and the founder and director of Digital Citizen Academy. She established Digital Citizen Academy to proactively prevent and educate students, educators and parents on the issues resulting from technology use and misuse. Dr. Strohman has spent more than a decade working with adolescents and families in her private practice and a career working with schools to address challenges with student mental health and well-being.