Each year, Hathaway Brown is proud to present the Learning for Life Speakers' Series, which brings some of the most innovative thinkers to campus to share their insights. All events are free and open to the public.
Please join us on October 8 for the first presentation in the
2013-2014 Learning for Life Speakers’ Series at HB
Members of the general public are invited to hear clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair speak about her latest book, The Big Disconnect (on sale August 13). Books will be available for purchase on the evening of Dr. Steiner-Adair's presentation, and a book signing will follow her talk.
"In her insightful and compelling new book, Catherine Steiner-Adair reveals how technology and the Internet are fragmenting American families, leaving parents confused and children lonely. Put down your smartphone and read this book! The Big Disconnect will show you how to protect your family from the most corrosive effects of the digital age."
- Michael Thompson, PhD, co-author of Raising Cain and author of Homesick and Happy
The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on October 8 in The Ahuja Auditorium at Hathaway Brown School, 19600 North Park Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Street parking is available and a book signing will follow the presentation. Click here to to sign up now. For additional information, email email@example.com.
MORE ABOUT THE BIG DISCONNECT
"Technology is changing our world and the world of our children at a blistering pace. Every parent struggles with the benefits and limitations of a perpetually plugged in lifestyle. Something doesn't feel quite right and Catherine Steiner-Adair with great wisdom, and compassion for our confusion, helps lead us out of this technological thicket. She is a worthy guide, not simply pointing out stumbling blocks, but helping us find our way around them. A mandatory read for our own sake as well as the sake of our children."
- Madeline Levine, Ph.D., Author of Teach Your Children Well and The Price of Privilege
"A riveting, hugely important book that every parent will want to read. Filled with gripping anecdotes taken from true life, this book sounds an alarm we all must hearken to if we care about our children--and ourselves. Steiner-Adair shows how we're losing the human connections that are vital to everything that matters in family life, and life in general. But she also shows how easily we can get them back, if we will but commit to doing so. A great book, rooted in massive research, told in vivid, charming, unforgettable narrative, conveying a message of the utmost relevance today."
- Edward M. Hallowell, MD, Author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
MORE ABOUT DR. CATHERINE STEINER-ADAIR
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant, and author. In her book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age (Harper), Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which technology and media are putting our children at risk at every stage of development, while challenging what it means to be a family. In her book, as in her keynote presentations, she shares real-life stories from her clinical practice, from her work with educators and parents, and from extensive interviews with students from pre-school through high school and beyond. Easy access to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life, and Steiner-Adair helps her audiences to understand the psychological risks and 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 stories leaves her audiences enlightened and emotionally equipped with new strategies to handle parenting in the digital age. While discussing how chronic technological distractions can have deep and lasting effects on children and parents alike, Dr. Steiner-Adair proves that children need parents and educators to provide what technology cannot: close, meaningful interactions with the adults in their lives. She gives her audiences the skills to deconstruct unhealthy messages from online culture and create space for nourishing deep attention, creativity, empathy, and healthy relationships.
Register for Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair's October 8 presentation at HB here.