Parents are continuously bombarded with guilt-ridden information about the negative impact screens have on the developing brain, children’s behavior, and overall family life. The digital world is here stay and adults have the responsibility to guide children to use technology responsibly. In place of using scare tactics, this workshop will provide concrete suggestions how families with young children can create healthy and balanced screen-time habits by introducing predictable routines and developmentally appropriate rules. In addition, the workshop will address why children have a difficult time transitioning away from screens and how parents can decrease the inevitable moment of conflict when young children are asked to get off technology. This workshop is appropriate for parents and caregivers of children 0 – 7 years.
About Facilitator, Jennifer Gillette
Jennifer obtained her master’s degree in Child Developmental Clinical Psychology from Tufts University and Bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish from the College of Wooster. She has spent almost 10 years at Isis Parenting, where she facilitated developmental play/parenting groups, provided private parenting consults and wrote curricula for the Child Development Program. Her clinical background includes work with families in Developmental Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition to direct work with families, she has extensive experience training and consulting with professionals in developmental & behavioral child development. Her research experience includes managing an investigation in children’s temperament styles at the Brazelton Institute at Children’s Hospital and the Psychology Department at Harvard University, as well as participating in the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program through Johns Hopkins University, The Boston Foundation, and Partners HealthCare.
$10 for up to 2 caregivers