Local Events & Lectures

There are a number of organizations in the Puget Sound Area that provide parent education programs.  Check out some of the upcoming programs!

 

 

Unplug and Rewire: Raising Screen-Savvy Kids in the Tech Era

Unplug and Rewire: Raising Screen-Savvy Kids in the Tech Era

It doesn’t take an expert to know how damaging technology overuse and misuse have been for Gen Z and Gen Alpha kids. Ask any parent, educator, or kid and they’ll tell you that something’s not right. Rather than becoming better problem solvers, kids look to Google to answer their questions for them. Rather than deepening students’ intellectual curiosity, educational technology is too often cumbersome and distracting, causing needless frustration and greatly extending homework time. Rather than becoming the great equalizer, electronic devices are widening the achievement gap.

Join ParentMap on December 6, 2023 at 1 p.m. PST as we talk with veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles as they provide many real-world examples and cite numerous studies to show how technology overuse is harming our kids.

Learn how to:

  • Spot the signs that your child’s school is using too much tech
  • Prepare your kids for a more well-rounded approach to social interactions IRL
  • Protect your kid from pro-tech corporate technology purveyors infiltrating your childrens’ schools
  • Find simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023
1–2 p.m. PT
FREE webinar

Register here.

Visit ParentMap website for more information and to register for these programs!



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The Future Is Now: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of AI and What to Do About It

The Future Is Now: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of AI and What to Do About It

The days of Oregon Trails are long over. From essay-writing chatbots to AI-generated selfies, technology looks a lot different these days. Having trouble keeping up? Us, too. How do we teach our kids the promise and the peril of these tools? Join ParentMap for our ParentEd Talk, The Future is Now: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of AI and What to Do About It, on Tuesday, November 14 with Christine Rosen, Ph.D.




Learn how to:

  • Help children navigate ChatGPT and other AI platforms safely and ethically
  • Protect kids’ mental and physical health when using these tools
  • Set reasonable rules and guidelines for social media and other technology
  • Advocate for better regulations of these tools in your home, schools and communities

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
1–2 p.m. PT
FREE webinar

Register here.

Visit ParentMap website for more information and to register for these programs!

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Differently Wired

Differently Wired: Deepening Connection with Your Atypical Child | Oct. 10, 2023
When parents are struggling with challenging behavior or having a difficult time
accepting their child’s neurodivergence, the parent-child relationship can suffer. Parent
activist and bestselling author Debbie Reber will share transformative strategies — what
she calls “tilts” — for caregivers to become the exceptional parent that their exceptional
child needs in order to thrive.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
1–2 p.m. PT
FREE webinar

Register here.

Visit ParentMap website for more information and to register for these programs!

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Parent Ed Talks 2023-24

2023-2024 ParentEd Talks

13 can’t-miss talks for parents

ParentMap's ParentEd Talks series returns in September with a tremendous lineup of expert speakers who will help boost your parenting IQ. Topics include tips for raising technology-savvy kids in a screen-obsessed world; deepening connection with our partners and children; fostering the key traits and habits that are predictors of children's success and good health — and much more.

Sign up for the entire series NOW, and then join ANY live talk throughout the year. Plus a BONUS interview with Jennifer Wallace. The first 25 registrants to purchase a series pass will receive a copy of Jennifer's book, "Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic — And What We Can Do About It."

Visit ParentMap and the ParentEd Talks page for to view a complete line up and register.


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