Hart District to Host Parenting in the Digital Age Workshop

The Hart District will host Parenting in the Digital Age, a workshop for parents with children of all ages. The workshop, designed to provide useful strategies for families who wish to create a better balance between life and technology, will be led by guest speaker Tom Kersting, renowned therapist, school counselor, and author of Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids and Raising Healthy Teenagers. The event is planned for Monday, September 25, 6:00 p.m., at the Hart High School Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave.
We see it everywhere, at the park, in restaurants, inside our homes and cars – kids connected to handheld devices and disconnected from the world around them. According to the latest research, the average 13-year-old spends 8 hours per day, 7 days a week, glued to a screen.
In his book Disconnected, Kersting explores the device-dependent world our children live in and how it is impacting their mental and emotional well-being. Research shows that too much screen time is rewiring kids’ brains, leading to issues with chronic anxiety, attention deficit, depression, social skills, academics, and family relationships.
The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Parents throughout the Santa Clarita community are invited to attend this free event.