Parenting in the Digital Age

Our Children are Spending 56 Hours on Screens Per Week! The research is clear. Our children are spending more hours than a typical full-time work week on some sort of technology. While technology does have benefits, there are dangers to overusing it, particularly what it does to our brains’ neuropathways, our social skills, our thought processes…but in this day and age, it’s become increasingly more difficult to lessen the time our families spend on devices.

Author, School Counselor, and Therapist Tom Kersting has seen it all, and has been researching this subject for almost a decade. He knows the effects (good and bad), the struggles, the dangers, the answers to balancing device time, and sharing his findings with us.

We are offering two classes for Parenting in the Digital Age.  The morning class is for parents and the afternoon class is for Clinicians, which provides 4 CEUs.  

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The latest studies have shown that Americans are averaging 9 to 10 hours of screen time a day. That’s more than we sleep! Jared Cotter talked with licensed therapist and Disconnected author Tom Kersting about how our devices have crossed over from distraction to addiction.

Clinician Training:
4 CEUs Provided (pending NASW approval)

Monday, November 5, 2018
12:00  – 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club: 999 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97401

What you will learn:

  • Technology’s Impact on Kid’s Brains
  • Social, Emotional and Family Growth
  • What To Do: Tips, Techniques and Solutions

Register now for $68 (early bird prices before Oct. 13)

Registration for Clinicians


FREE for Parents:
Monday, November 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Downtown Athletic Club: 999 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97401

Create a balance with technology for your family.  Learn simple strategies to help reduce screen time as well as a host of meditative and mindfulness techniques to help our kids reclaim their brains, and their lives.

Seating is limited, please RSVP today!

RSVP for Parents