Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant and award winning author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.
She will give a presentation at Del Mar Hills Academy on Feb. 16. Please the Hills Happening for more details in the weeks to come.
Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which the wonders of technology and media also change how children learn and grow, and shows parents and educators how to reap the benefits of tech while reducing the risks it poses at every stage of child development.
In her book, as in her keynote presentations, Dr. Steiner-Adair shares real-life stories from her clinical practice and her work with educators, experts, parents, and children, including extensive interviews with students from pre-school through high school and beyond.
A leading expert specializing in child development, education, family relationships, and workplace/family integration, Dr. Steiner-Adair speaks and consults on a wide range of topics, including social and emotional learning and nourishing healthy relationships in the digital age, and developing a thoughtful approach to technology in school and life, and girls issues.
Her pioneering research and work in the field of girls’ risk and resilience is the basis for her popular school-based girls leadership program, in which Steiner-Adair shows how to deconstruct the unhealthy cultural messages that make girls vulnerable to self-image problems and eating disorders.
The focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly playing on devices, texting their friends while going online to do homework, and parents working online or using social media around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Dr. Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that help parents achieve greater understanding, authority and confidence as they engage with the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms.
Easy access to the internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children and Dr. Steiner-Adair helps her audiences to understand the psychological fallout that children are experiencing, often with their parents unaware. A highly sought after speaker, Dr. Steiner-Adair’s warmth, humor, and compassionate understanding of children and the adults who care about them makes for an extremely compelling presentation. Her ability to weave research and real-life stories leaves her audiences enlightened and emotionally equipped with new strategies to handle parenting in the digital age.