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Parent Information Session – Island School

Posted: March 17, 2017

DC Parents are invited to attend a Parent Information Session at Island School on Wednesday 29 March 2017, Understanding our teenagers, session 4. This session focuses on the use and abuse of technology, parenting strategies to manage the relationship with technology

Speaker: Dr Quratulain Zaidi, Clinical Psychologist
Date: Wednesday 29 March  2017, 6.30-7.30pm
Place: Hall, Island School

What you should know – Parenting in the 21st century has unique challenges.

  • Teenagers are constantly distracted by the need to keep updated with social media; how many likes and what comments are on their posts. Many feel that they need to respond to others immediately, and can read into the ways in which others respond with negative thoughts.
  • Multi-tasking whilst online is common throughout the day.
  • Online gaming is common for many young people
  • Understanding the use and abuse of technology is a challenge for many parents

Dr Quratulain Zaidi’s workshop will start to discuss how to help students overcome these obstacles, by developing their sense of responsibility, perseverance, self esteem and self-regulation. There will be a 40 minute presentation followed by a questions and answer session. To confirm attendance, email: