Award-winning Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and Internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists’ solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
About the Filmmaker Delaney Ruston is a Stanford trained physician and social change documentary filmmaker who got the idea to make Screenagers while struggling with her kids over screen time. Looking around she saw the trends of more kids getting smart phones, more tech in schools, and more homework online and wondered what all this screen time meant. As a physician she wanted to understand the science of tech time on children’s development and as a mom she wanted to know what to do. Ultimately Delaney made Screenagers because she believes deeply in the importance of helping kids find balance in our tech-filled world. She is passionate about having the film be a vehicle to bring together parents, educators and kids so that change can happen not just in our homes but in our schools and communities too
Join us for a FREE workshop on Creating Harmony & Balance:
Helping You & Your Teen Thrive in times of Stress
presented by guest speaker, Vera Velini, M.A. LMFT
Vera Velini is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Creating Lasting Connections Therapy Center
Tuesday, May 9th Leigh High School Performing Arts Center Doors open: 6:45 p.m. Workshop: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Would you like to BREAKTHROUGH parenting stress and thrive with your teen? This workshop offers helpful strategies and tools.
Balancing work and family is no easy task nowadays. When it comes to stress, parenting a teen is inherently stressful even in the best scenarios. But just as adults do, teenagers today are experiencing high levels of stress, pressures from peers, social media, school, and parents. Research shows teens feel even more stress than their parents, so it is crucial that teaching them to cope is a major part of parenting adolescents. In this 1.5-hour workshop Vera will share practical guidance and strategies to help parents strengthen their relationship with their child and live a more balanced life in times of stress. This workshop will also teach parents how to connect with their teen when the life gets chaotic and out of control.
This workshop will help you:
Reduce stress: Stop feeling stressed and anxious about time and enjoy family moments more.
Create more time for you: Get more time for yourself to do the things you love and enjoy.
Spend quality time with your kid/s: Find activities that will nurture you and your teen.
Feel confident: Know that you are in control of everything you need to do and want to do.
Help your teen feel empowered: Learn how to listen to your teen’s messages, encourage and motivate them.
Find acceptance: Learn that you are doing your best and how to accept yourself and life when it doesn’t go as planned.
College Workshop for Parents of Juniors (fee-based)