8th Happily Family Conference ~ Day 3
Updated: Jan 28
Day 3 is self-regulation of technology, screens, and emotions.
Today we will discover:
- Why self-regulation helps kids deal with stress. - How to do limit-setting with screens, games, and phones for each age and stage. - How to educate kids about tech safety at each stage
and protect kids online from inappropriate content. - How to talk about feelings and help kids develop communication skills.
Every day of the conference, five presentations are available for 24 hour starting at 6 a.m. Pacific, January 23-27. All 25 interviews will be available on replay for FREE on Tuesday, January 28th. You can purchase a lifetime access to he conference videos with closed captioning, transcripts, MP3 audio recordings, and a certificate of participation for just $97 (that’s $100 off) until midnight on Tuesday Jan 28th.
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Day 3 Featured Speakers are:
Dr. Stuart Shanker has authored several books including Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation, and most recently Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life. When kids use technology–like social media, watching a video, or playing a game–to deal with stress they actually feel worse afterward, and the stress is still there. While kids who use exercise, art, or time with others, feel better afterward.
Dr. Laura Markham is the author of the most insightful books Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings. She s the founding editor of the online magazine Aha! Parenting. In this interview, she talks about how when kids are emotionally healthy, they aren’t as vulnerable to tech addiction. She shares developmentally appropriate recommendations for screen time at various ages and stages, and suggestions for building resilience. Dr. Laura talks about the value of your relationship with your children, communicating with them, and helping them develop self regulation.
Janell Burley Hofmann is the author of the book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up. In this interview, she talks about how we communicate to young children to protect them from what they might find online, and how we could talk to them afterward if we discover that they have been exposed to inappropriate content. Janell shares what kids need to know at each developmental level and also about the importance of a Tech Curfew.
Suzanne Tucker, founded Generation Mindful when she noticed that parents and educators were loving the science of positive discipline, but struggling to use the science practically in everyday life. Suzanne created tangible, evidence based tools and toys that make connection a habit in homes and schools. Suzanne says that it’s essential to create physical and emotional spaces, where it’s okay for kids to feel all their feelings (rather than giving kids the message of “you go into the corner until you’re ready to listen”). Grounded in the science of social emotional intelligence and positive discipline, Suzanne’s tools and tips make everyday life easier for kids and their parents.
Bonus! Once you registered for the conference, you can access her Feelings Bingo for free (a value of $ 9 US). I highly recommend her Time-In Toolkit for every family, educator, teacher, and professional working with children of all ages.
Ellen Pritchard Dodge recently launched the Parenting Partner online to take her work with Kimochis from schools to homes and has designed a new curriculum for parents. Ellen Dodge’s presentation is wonderfully practical, especially if you have young children. She gives examples of what to do when a child is not listening, yelling or whining, eye rolling, flailing on the floor, or name calling. She talks about what to do when you make a mistake as a parent, or you find yourself judging your child, or when it all falls apart in your family.
Note: All presentations will stream for 24 hours for FREE starting at 6 a.m. Pacific. All presentations will be available on replay on Tuesday, While the conference is FREE all week… you can get the conference videos with closed captioning, transcripts, MP3 audio recordings, and a certificate of participation for just $97 (that’s $100 off) until midnight on Tuesday Jan 28th.
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