Moms Managing Media is a group of Charlotte-area parents who are intentionally raising their children in homes with limited technology gadgets. While they are not “anti-technology,” they know that young ones with tech gadgets can create more stress in our children’s lives and our home lives, and their goal is to help families successfully understand the impact of technology on our kids and how to help them manage it.
This month’s meeting is entitled Parenting in the Digital Age: Making Wise Choices for our Families.
All parents are invited to this free, informative meeting about the physical, social, and emotional effects of technology on our children and families. They will be covering the following topics:
Brains and Screens: Is there a problem?
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Melanie Hempe, RN, will discuss the neurological development of the young brain, how screen habits form, and what every child needs for healthy brain development.
The Culture Clash: the importance of social and emotional intelligence in the digital age
Steven Hicks (AP Language teacher, IT Specialist) will give a high school teacher’s perspective on what is missing in today’s tech world and discuss the importance of developing social and emotional intelligence in our children. A high school student will also be sharing his personal experience and thoughts about video game play.
Growing Up Too Fast: protecting the hearts and futures of our children
Dawn Poulterer, CDS High School counselor, will discuss the moral dilemma families face in today’s digital world and the impact of sexualized media on our children.
April 23, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Covenant Day School - The Harbor, Building C (800 Fullwood Ave., Matthews, NC 28105)
RSVP at Eventbrite- http://bit.ly/1IPqzgB
For more information about Moms Managign Media and to read their blog, visit their website at http://www.momsmanagingmedia.com.