Renowned Physician, Psychologist, and Author Visits to Discuss 21st Century Parenting and Social Media

The Dragon Dialogues speaker series kicks off with renowned physician, psychologist, and author, Dr. Leonard Sax. In his presentation, titled Instagram Ate My Kids: Social Media and the Collapse of Parenting, Dr. Sax will share evidence-based strategies to help parents limit and guide their kids’ use of social media. He will highlight methods that have been shown to improve the odds for girls and boys to develop into healthy, happy, and successful adults. The January 10 event is free to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. at the GCS Mulitz Theater. 
Dragon Dialogues foster communication between parents, faculty, and students on matters that directly affect the education, health, and emotional well-being of students. As a result, participants will be able to apply strategies that will give their children a solid foundation and confidence. Additionally, Dr. Sax will answer these frequently asked questions:
  • What do parents need to know about Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat?
  • What are kids really doing on their smartphones?
  • How can parents effectively monitor this technology?
  • Which video games are OK and which are not?
  • How much time playing video games is too much?
Dr. Sax has led workshops for teachers, spoken to parents, and visited schools, not only all across North America – from California to Nova Scotia and from Alaska to Florida – but also in Australia, Bermuda, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland.
He has written four books for parents:
“Dr. Sax’s presentation catalysed something very difficult to attain: behavioral change. He brought the key points home with power. I was gladdened and heartened to see a standing-room-only crowd, riveted, spellbound. His message resonates,” said Dr. Patricia Shanley, Princeton Common Ground, Princeton, New Jersey.  

Register today to hear him in person on January 10.

About Dr. Leonard Sax:
Dr. Sax has been a guest for the TODAY Show (five times), CNN (three times), Headline News, PBS, Fox News (four times), NPR, the BBC, and many other national and international media. His essays about a wide range of child and adolescent issues have been published in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, First Things, and many other outlets including the web sites of The New York Times and Psychology Today. His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), American Psychologist, Behavioral Neuroscience, Environmental Health Perspectives, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Journal of Sex Research, and Annals of Family Medicine. You can watch streaming video of some of the TV interviews, and read some of his articles, at WWW.LEONARDSAX.COM.

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