If you have a tween or a teen, I’m sure you’re concerned about how they use social media and the internet. If you have younger kiddos, you likely have concerns about screens as well, and there is a good time to think about how you’re going to handle them in your house.
If you haven’t had a chance to see Screenagers, I really recommend it, and you can see it in Tacoma Thursday courtesy of our friends at Tacoma Waldorf. It’s a must watch for all families-even if you feel a long way from the teen years (They do come fast)!
I really do encourage you to make this one a priority, especially if you’re struggling with this issue at your house (You are not alone). Here’s a bit more about the film:
This documentary began when physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw how screens were affecting her own children and started to ask tough questions. Here’s a bit more about the film.
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 also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.
SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
Btw, Waldorf Education discourages the use of electronics in the early grades. Yes, it’s possible to get a world class education without, “Plugging in,” your kids. That’s just one way that Waldorf Education is truly unique.
If you have a sensitive, creative or gifted child, I’d encourage you to attend the open house period during this event, or contact the Tacoma Waldorf enrollment team for a tour. Ongoing enrollment is available in their early childhood classes.