Digitally Distracted: Parenting in the Age of Technology

Kids spend more than eight hours per day, seven days a week on electronic devices.

The result is a malleable brain that is rewired to assimilate to a cyber-world – not the real world. The byproduct is chronic anxiety, attention deficit, depression, poor social skills, academic failure, and family relationship problems. This lecture is an eye-opener and will include tips to help live in the real world and less in the cyber world.

  • Technology use and mental health
  • How much screen time is too much
  • Strategies to help your child reduce anxiety
  • How much sleep is acceptable for your child
  • Creating leaders, not followers
  • Your role as a parent

Featuring Tom Kersting

Psychotherapist and school counselor, Tom Kersting, is a nationally renowned authority in mental health, parenting and wellness. He is the founder/owner of Valley Family Counseling in Ridgewood, NJ and has 20 years of experience as a private practice therapist and school counselor, and 11 years as a parent. Tom is the co-host of the A&E Network television series, Surviving Marriage and has made over 100 television appearances, including regular appearances on popular talk shows. He is a regular contributor to Fox News and has hosted advice shows for Food Network, A&E, National Geographic Channel and Oprah’s Wellness Network.