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
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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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
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.
"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
Dr. Steiner-Adair joins PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown to talk about social and emotional challenges of the Digital Age and the need to “outsmart our smartphones” to be savvy users. Excerpt: “…One of the good trends I see happening more and more in the schools I work in is that schools are doing more intentional…Read more
(CNN) - "Internet addiction and the dangers that excessive computer gaming poses to children and adolescents are receiving fresh attention with the scheduled premiere of the documentary "Web Junkie" on PBS Monday."Read the full article at: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/17/opinions/steiner-adair-internet-addiction/Read more
SPEAKING TOPICSLost in Connection: How the Tech Effect Puts Children's Development at RiskDigital Citizenship and Cultural Literacy: Teaching Smart Kids to Outsmart Unhealthy Cultural ValuesThe Sustainable Family: Turning Tech into an Ally for Closeness, Creativity and CommunityHow to Be a Go-To Parent: Strategies for Creating Strong Family Connections in the Digital AgeGot Grit? Strengthening Social…Read more
“There’s nothing about this that can’t be fixed,” said Catherine Steiner-Adair, a Harvard-affiliated psychologist. “And the sooner, the better.” Read More at http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/how-to-cut-childrens-screen-time-say-no-to-yourself-first/?_r=0Read more
New York Times Books of the Times reviewer Dwight Garner lauds The Big Disconnect as an essential cheat sheet for parents. “I will never forget the experience of reading Ms. Steiner-Adair’s book…Her summary of what to say to your kids … is so good, so State of the Union-like, that I took a photo of…Read more
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