Blessed Sacrament Parent Forum:
Home and School presents speaker Tom Kersting
Digitally Distracted: Parenting in the Age of Technology
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 PM
Where: Blessed Sacrament School Gym
*Childcare available. Please email Mrs. Hubbard if you are in need of childcare to attend this event. MHubbard@bss-savannah.org
Kids spend more than eight hours per day, seven days a week on electronic devices. The results 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.
Mr. Kersting will provide strategies and education in:
- 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
Psychotherapist and school counselor, Tom Kersting, is a nationally renowned authority in mental health, parenting and wellness and author of the book, Disconnected – How to reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. He has 20 years of experience as a private practice therapist and school counselor and 11 years as a parent. Mr. Kersting has made over 100 television appearances, including regular appearances on popular talk shows.
“Tom Kersting is a rare gift.” Go to www.tomkersting.com to learn more about America’s no-nonsense family therapist.