Gadgets & Screen Time: Parenting Capsule
As parents, how can we learn to help our child learn to navigate this domain wisely and safely? And how can we do it effectively and empathetically?
18 September 2021
1400 - 1600h IST
Fee (₹, incl taxes)
About the Course
This session is for Parents
Children increasingly see their peers with smartphones in school, starting as early as third grade (or even below). It can be difficult to counter the argument that “everyone else has one.” Parents often feel guilty that they are depriving their child of fitting in with the rest of their peers. Parents may feel guilty that their child is being left out due to not having a device. And thus, the vast majority of urban children have ready access to devices and the internet.
It is important and in parents’ best interest to decide on the right approach to handling access to gadgets and screen time.
Why is screen time so addictive to children? Why is it important to monitor and regulate usage? And what are the different ways in which kids use the screen and how does it affect their personality? As parents, how can we learn to help our child learn to navigate this domain wisely and safely? And how can we do it effectively and empathetically?
By attending this course (1 session of 2 hours), you will have an opportunity to hear insights from and interact with Dr Bhooshan Shukla, Teen & Adolescent Psychiatrist, and learn to apply these in your interactions with your child!
At GenWise Online, 150+ parents have benefited by attending Dr Shukla's courses over the past year!
Sample Testimonials from past participants:
"It's been an absolutely revelatory 5 days for me. Some very practical pointers on self-esteem! I am a mother to a 20-year old, and I thought I had experienced parenting well, but in yesterday's session I felt like someone in Grade 1!..."
"I have started applying some of the concepts and I have to say I feel better about myself in the last 24 hours already!"
More video testimonials below:
About our Facilitator:
Dr. Bhooshan Shukla is an M.D. (Psychiatry), D.N.B. (Psychiatry), MRCPsych (London) and holds a Medical Diploma in Hypnosis (London). Dr. Shukla has worked as Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist since 1999. After completing further education in psychiatry in the UK, he returned to India in Feb 2008 and started full time work as a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, and a Parenting Coach. Dr Shukla's passion and proficiency lies is in his work with motivated families to achieve happiness with each other and to help each other achieve their full potential.
Dr Shukla’s training program of “NO – GO – TELL” in prevention of abuse was featured on Amir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate and is also adopted by various NGOs and government agencies. Dr Shukla has been a relentless advocate of mental health as important component of overall wellbeing. He works with various schools, colleges, family court and juvenile justice system. In addition to his private practice, Dr Shukla conducts parenting workshops too.