For Parents and their Kids Grades 5-12
April 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
This is NOT a “all screens are bad” workshop. We aren’t shaming teens (or parents) and it’s not a guilt trip. We desire to help your family use their screens on purpose and in a way that matches your family’s values, develop healthy boundaries, and start discussions that foster community and lend support when issues arise.
We’ll provide supper for you and your family that attend the event, as well as some snacks, and drinks throughout the evening. We hope you will choose to join us on Friday night, April 12th 6:30-8:30pm. To help with seating and food arrangements, please register for Screenagers by April 10.
Our goal with Hope@Home is to equip you with the most effective opportunities and resources for your home as we can. When a family at Hope wins, you win. And when you win at home, we think we win too. That’s a lot of winning!