"Just in time for the holidays, a new movement to keep smartphones out of the hands of children till the eighth grade. We're consulting the experts." Brooke Shannon, founder of the organization Wait Until 8th. (@WaitUntil8th) Catherine Steiner-Adair, clinical psychologist, school consultant and author. Hayley Tsukayama, consumer technology reporter for the Washington Post. (@htsuka) http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/12/03/smartphones-kids-waitRead more
About: Catherine Steiner-Adair Ed. D.
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant, speaker and author. Dr. Steiner-Adair has consulted to over 350 independent and public schools, parents and students on a wide range of topics related to strengthening children’s social and emotional development, shaping school culture, and deepening parents’ connections to their children. Dr. Steiner-Adair also works with professional organizations and businesses re-visioning work-family-life integration in the age of technology.
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"Samantha Fisher was having a very bad day. So when her then-9-year-old son, Lukas, asked her if she wanted to learn to play Minecraft, she almost said no. Skipping the game’s tutorial, Lukas patiently taught his grumpy mother how to build a digital house. Then Lukas got up and walked away. Samantha was a little…Read more
"It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, research has long shown."http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/13/514353285/depression-strikes-todays-teen-girls-especially-hardRead more
On Sept. 30 I had the honor of being the Keynote Speaker at Challenge Success's annual conference. The topic was "Media Rules: Healthy Connections in the Digital Age". It was a vibrant and energetic conference, at which my talk was followed by dramatic vignettes acted out by students and lively discussion where I was…Read more
Catherine Steiner-Adair is the author of “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.” They all lurk out there in the cyber-world: perverts, predators, bullies. But the scariest threat may lie within ourselves. Author Mary Aiken warns that as the Internet increasingly dominates our world, our life online is fundamentally changing…Read more
"According to Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a therapist and research associate in the department of psychiatry at Harvard,many fast-paced video games makes kids feel revved up, excited, empowered – it’s like gambling for adults – and when they come off that game they feel regulated, agitated and grumpy, just like anybody does coming off of a powerful…Read more
"LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and potentially illegal. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks on social media are rewarded with worldwide attention. President Donald Trump’s most popular tweet to date is a video that shows…Read more
Technology and our schools adaptation is constantly changing and its hard to know if we are doing too much, too little, and 'the right stuff'. I was joined by Erin McCloskey, from Phillips Academy, and together we hit the refresh button in this workshop, with new insights the current massive impact of technology on education…Read more
From The Diane Rehm Show,Click here to listen"New technology has radically changed the way we communicate with each other. Young people especially are relying on texting and social media for advice and friendship. A recent study found that children between the ages 8 and 18 are spending more than seven hours with electronic devices every…Read more
View an interview with 2014 NAIS Annual Conference featured workshop speaker Catherine Steiner Adair.Read more
"Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “Web Junkie,” to be shown next Monday on PBS, highlights the tragic effects on teenagers who become…Read more
Catherine Steiner-Adair speaks at the MA state house.Click to view the videoRead more
View a list of videos on parents.com related to tech and children What to Consider Before Handing Your Child a Smartphone How Tech Impacts Your Child's Creativity Setting Limits on Technology Must-Knows On Tech and Child Development: Take Fewer Photos!Read more
Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Catherine Steiner-Adair join to discuss the gap in technology use between kids and their parents.Duration: 7:53 Read the full article at: http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/the-parent-child-tech-rift-76275267692Read more
After hearing Dr. Steiner-Adair speak at a parenting program, this loving mother of three finds that small changes reap big benefits in heartfelt connections. Excerpt: I went to a lecture recently by a woman who I wish was my therapist.In just an hour, Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D., a Boston-based, soft-spoken, clinical psychologist and co-author of The…Read more
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