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Tips on parenting your cyber-savvy children

Did you know that Facebook has been linked to mood swings among some teens? Or that psychologists divide Twitter users into “informers”, who pass along interesting facts, and “meformers”, people who pass along information about only themselves?

Kells Academy is sponsoring a lecture on children and technology by Dr. Larry Rosen, a research psychologist, author and professor at California State University titled “The Psychology of Technology: Teaching and Parenting the New High-Tech Generation”.  Rosen’s lecture will provide a framework to facilitate communication for parents and teachers with tech-savvy young people. He will also discuss remedies for children’s techno-addictions.

Rosen has interviewed more than 2,500 young people from the “Net Generation”, those born after 1979, along with about 1,000 of their parents and educators, and will highlight differences in personal goals, work ethic, family interactions, communication and core values between the generations.

The lecture will take place Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Ruby Foo’s Hotel, 7655 Decarie Blvd. in Montreal.

Click here to register online. Enter the coupon code MTLFML20 to get tickets for $20 (a 25 per cent discount).

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