The Big Disconnect: Children, families in the digital era


MANCHESTER >> An internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant, speaker and author will be coming to Manchester Wednesday, Jan. 27, to talk with parents, teachers and community members about the challenges posed by digital media and technology.

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, the author of "The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age,"

will help parents understand the ways in which technology and media are putting children at risk at each stage of development, from infancy through young adulthood, and challenging what it means to be a family.

Drawing on real life stories from her clinical work with children and families and her consulting work with educators and experts across the Country, Dr. Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater understanding, authority and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution that is unfolding in their living room.

The audience will learn the skills to distinguish between educational, healthy and unhealthy use, and practical strategies for nourishing deep attention, creativity, empathy and meaningful relationships.

Steiner-Adair will be making stops at several area schools throughout the day, including Burr and Burton Academy, the Manchester Elementary Middle School, and Long Trail School. Those interested should call those schools for more information. She will also be appearing at the Maple Street School, from 7-9 p.m., that evening.


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