Mental Health Week - May 1st-7th
As part of Mental Health Week (May 1st – 7th), Richmond SD 38 presents....
Information Session for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (on Zoom)
6:30 – 8 pm
Holding Onto Our Kids in a Digital World - Dr. Deborah MacNamara
As if parenting wasn’t hard enough in having to deal with screens, peer pressure on kids - and
then we had to add a pandemic on top of it! How can we hold on to our kids so we can
influence and guide them? What do kids really need from us so as to grow into socially and
emotionally responsible beings? This presentation will discuss issues from technology to peer
problems and how parents are the ultimate answer for what kids need most of all. Practical
suggestions for (re)building strong relationships with kids from preschoolers to teenagers will
be discussed along with managing challenging behaviour - including screen time!
BIO - Dr. Deborah MacNamara is the author of Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or
anyone who acts like one), and her children’s picture book, The Sorry Plane. She is on Faculty at
the Neufeld Institute and Director of the counselling practice, Kid’s Best Bet.
Parents, guardians, and caregivers can click here to register or use the QR code in the attached
flyer – please register by Friday, April 28, 2023.