Parenting In The Digital Age
with Jeff Levin
Tuesday, May 21st
Fusion Academy Newton
320 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02464
Research shows what many parents and educators already know: the level of stress children are experiencing is increasing. Because of cultural shifts that both affect kids directly and have caused parents to parent differently, many kids today lack confidence, emotional resilience, grit, and imagination, all crucial to normal child development. This results in stress.
Fortunately, there are ways to mitigate this stress and anxiety. Kids are hard-wired the same way they have always been, with the same needs for support, limits, and independence. However, today’s young people need to be taught things that came naturally a generation or two ago. And parents must raise their awareness of the problem and enjoy learning specific techniques to help reduce this stress and increase constructive, “analogue” connection and communication with their children.
Jeff Levin, M.A.T., M.S.W. has devoted his professional life to helping people to move their lives forward. He grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Boston College School of Education and the Smith College School for Social Work. He began his professional career as a middle-school English teacher in Carlisle, Massachusetts, back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, and since then, Jeff has helped individuals and groups for more than 30 years in a wide variety of settings. In addition, Jeff was a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty-five years.
For the last ten years, Jeff has been a life coach based in New Hampshire and Boston who works with both individuals and groups. He has been a consultant and coach to parents, families, schools, teams/athletes and corporations all over the U.S. His proactive workshops, all of which include Jeff’s live musical performance, are relaxed, great fun, inspiring and practical. He tries to find balance in his life by playing and singing blues and rock and spending as much time as possible outdoors.