Learn effective strategies for managing screen time & supporting optimal brain development in children, with parenting expert Jane Schmidt.
Do you ever wonder how much screen time is too much for your child? Could you use more tips and tools on how to create boundaries for you and your family’s use of screens? Are you concerned about all the screen time your kids got during the pandemic? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, this presentation is for you!
As you know, screens are everywhere. They are a new variable in our children’s development and another factor in the mix of experiences they are exposed to that affect their growth and development.
In this presentation, you will learn:
What children’s brains need for optimal development;
How screen time affects brain and social development;
The possible and likely effects of too much screen time and what the ‘correct’ amount might be for your child;
Simple tips to help us parent well in our media-intensive lives; and
New strategies to enhance the use of screen time and set limits that are fun, fair, and effective for the whole family.
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Jane Schmidt is a parent educator at two cooperative preschools in the Seattle area and is on faculty at Seattle Central College. Jane is also a parent coach, educator and speaker in private practice and the founder of Parent Coaching Northwest in Seattle. Jane received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and completed her graduate-level training at the Parent Coaching Institute through Seattle Pacific University. Jane's principal focus and passion is helping parents manage and navigate our media-and-technology-driven culture.
Jane lives in Seattle with her husband and 17-year-old twin daughters.