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Connected Kids: Overcoming the Screen-Time Battle

A talk by The Screentime Consultant Emily Cherkin

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Collective
400 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins 7 p.m.
Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door (as available)

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You're not alone. It's every parent's battle: monitoring and managing screen time. But what do reasonable limits even look like anyway? How much is too much? How can we keep our kids safe? 

Join ParentMap as we chat with The Screentime Consultant, Emily Cherkin. You'll learn:

  • Effective approaches for creating screen-time limits everyone can feel good about
  • How to balance the good, the bad and the ugly of raising kids in the digital age
  • Strategies and solutions for managing screen time as a family 

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About the Speaker

Emily CherkinBorn and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Emily Cherkin has worked with families and schools in Seattle for 15 years. In addition to navigating the challenges of parenting in a distracted digital age, Cherkin also facilitates parent workshops, professional development trainings and school presentations around Seattle that take a “tech-intentional” approach.

Cherkin is a graduate of the University of Washington, where she was a Mary Gates Undergraduate Leadership Scholar. She completed her Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on conflict resolution and peaceable schools from Lesley University in Boston. After three years in New York City, Cherkin returned to Seattle, where she taught middle school humanities courses at The Villa School for two years, and then moved on to teach seventh-grade English and a curriculum based on screen time, media literacy and bullying at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS).

Professionally, Cherkin is a presenter at the annual conference for the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS); a Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) former board member, group leader and guest speaker on screen time; a member of the Screens-in-Schools Working Group for the Children’s Screentime Action Network (CSTAN); and a graduate of Leading Women in Technology’s Women in Leadership (WILPower) program.

Learn more about Cherkin's work

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Seattle Children's Hospital