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Devorah Heitner speaks to students, parents, and educators on mentoring kids in the digital age and modeling mindful uses of technology. Accessible, actionable, and empowering!
Devorah leads ERG parenting workshops and lunch-and-learns that help your employees feel seen and reduce stress. She also consults on product development and messaging for thoughtful tech products for kids and families.
Articles, a free mini email course: 7 Day Family Tech Reset, and a self-paced Phonewise course for families launching kids with a first phone. Zoom author talks are available for book clubs, too.
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Don’t give up! Get your family’s tech use back on track with my free email mini course. More intention, less mindless scrolling.
Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age.
“Raising kids in the digital age can feel like being stuck on a roller coaster with no endpoint. Screenwise takes the focus off of parental control and places it on parental understanding. By meeting kids where they are and learning to navigate technology together, parents can help their kids build healthy tech habits that will last a lifetime.” —Dr. Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean GirlsLearn More
Latest blog posts.
My Kid Wants To Be Famous on YouTube or TikTok
It seems that online video stardom has replaced big-screen fame as a goal for young kids. And unlike making it big in Hollywood, becoming a YouTube star …Read More
Before you post about your kids on social media, ask these two questions
Posting about our kids is fun–but it can be a landmine. Raising children and teenagers can be hard and isolating. Parents need support and community. But we …Read More
Don’t let your phone steal your sleep
Is your teen’s phone stealing her sleep? What about you? How is your sleep hygiene? Doctors and sleep specialists say that our nighttime screen habits can …Read More
Why are my friends hanging out without me?
How to Deal with Feeling Left Out (Instagram Edition) I recently worked with a great group of kids who shared their strategies for handling feeling left out. …Read More
How to email your child’s teacher
Need to contact the teacher? Teach kids thoughtful boundaries. If your child is old enough to email the teacher herself, then the child should also be aware and respectful of these boundaries and expectations.Read More
Why should you plan before getting your kid a phone?
Is your child ready for a phone? A phone is a BIG deal. You’re giving them the whole world in their pocket.
I was on Cheddar TV News talking with hosts Alicia Quarles and Shannon LaNier about helping kids prepare for this big transition.