Too Much, Too Soon, Too Easily: Parenting in a Technology-Saturated World, Dixon Elementary School, Tuesday, 05. February 2019

The explosion in technology-based gaming, social networking, instant communication and entertainment media has become a potent and ubiquitous force in child development. Emerging research is measuring the impact of these media on the neurology, behavior and relationships of young people, as well as their parents and teachers. Join Pewaukee-based psychotherapist, trainer and award-winning Journal Sentinel columnist Philip Chard in exploring the perils and promises posed by current technology, as well as rapidly emerging advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and human-machine interfaces that loom on the near-term horizon. Chard will also examine strategies for educators, child development professionals and parents in their efforts to raise healthy children in an IT-centric world.


Philip is President/CEO of Empathia, Inc., a behavioral services firm providing health, safety and productivity solutions for over 340 organizations across North America. In addition, he is a practicing psychotherapist who writes an award-winning weekly column in the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL titled "Out of My Mind,” and is author of The Healing Earth, which won the Midwest Publishers Award. Philip has been a guest expert on ABC’s 20/20, has presented at the Brookings Institution among many other venues, and has keynoted dozens of national conferences.  Also, he is a consultant to the Center for Healthy Minds, a world class neuroscience research program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, he was Director of Behavioral Science Education at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, where he was an associate professor and received the Outstanding Faculty Award.  To learn more about Philip Chard, please visit his website at .

Too Much, Too Soon, Too Easily: Parenting in a Technology-Saturated World

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