MTS PARENT EDUCATION SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS ANA HOMAYOUN
A Conversation about Social Media Wellness: How to Help Children and Adults Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World
Thursday, October 19
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Summit Hall, Mount Tamalpais School campus
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This talk is open to MTS parents and the greater community.
The event is for adults only- childcare will not be provided.
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL ("in real life") worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy child and teen development.
Ana Homayoun is a noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker, and educator. She is the author of three books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, and her latest, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World. Ana speaks at schools and organizations all over the world about organization, time-management, personal purpose, and overall wellness, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast, CNN, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, and ABC News, among others. She is a frequent guest on NPR.
Ana is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm, and has spent the past seventeen years working with students, parents, and educators around the world. For more information, visit: www.anahomayoun.com and www.greenivyed.com.