FOR PARENTS

Feeling overwhelmed about your child’s digital life?

You are not alone.

Sometimes you just want some help with strategies for situations like:

  • Your child is about to start middle school
  • Out of nowhere, some of your children’s friends are getting their own devices, and are using Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and something else you’ve never heard of. Your child worried about being left out.
  • Your preschooler’s favorite toy is your iPhone, and you are wondering how to help her engage with the world beyond your phone.
  • Your teenage claims to have all the answers–but seems a little clueless about digital footprint.

Joint custody, siblings of varying ages and sensitivities, and technology from school can all add to the challenge of figuring out your approach.

After talking with me, you’ll feel more confident that you understand the ever-changing digital world that our kids are navigating!

Let me point you towards the right questions to ask.

Working with me will empower you make to a coherent plan about the role of technology in  your family. You’ll recognize the ways that your own wisdom and lived experience can guide you in mentoring your child.

Raising Digital Natives is committed to helping families be more thoughtful in their use of technology.

Families that  work with me feel empowered, knowledgeable, and connected to their kids.

You’ll feel ready, rather than reactive, as each new decision comes up regarding your children and their technology use.

 
 

Let me show you the ways that your own wisdom and lived experience can guide you in navigating this new terrain.

Raising Digital Natives is committed to helping families be more thoughtful in their use of technology. Families that work with me feel empowered, knowledgeable, and connected to their kids.

“I was feeling overwhelmed by the technology in my 6th grader’s life; my daughter was accessing online tools and social media sites I wasn’t familiar with, and I needed to provide more guidance in her digital life.  After speaking with Devorah of Raising Digital Natives, I now have a framework for keeping my daughter healthy and happy online.”

– Michele Golden, Mother of a middle school student

 

 

How It Works

A family consult is an easy 3 step process:

  • First, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire so I can learn about your unique situation.
  • Next, we will have a 45 minute virtual meeting where you will gain the insight you need to create a workable media ecology in your home.
  • Lastly, we meet again for a 30-minute follow up discussion, designed to provide additional support in your ongoing implementation.

Once you know the right questions to ask your child, it will be much easier for you to feel confident in your decision making.

You’ll feel ready, rather than reactive, as each new decision comes up regarding your children and their technology use.

You’ll feel better equipped to understand your children’s day-to-day experience of technology…

Devorah provides an insightful and unique approach to understanding children and their relationship with the digital world.  Her approach is empowering both to children and parents by encouraging a partnership  to use technology for creativity and learning.  I appreciated her simple tips that will allow me to be intentional with my daughter as she learns how to be digitally savvy and learns important life skills that will carry throughout her life.

– Barbara Nordlund, M.A., Psychology, Former Executive Director of a early childhood child center, current nanny recruiter and parent of 3 young girls.

 
 

Yes, I want coaching!




Devorah Heitner, PhD, Founder and CEO of Raising Digital Native, specializes in providing families and educators guidance and resources that help children thrive in our increasingly digital world. An experienced speaker, workshop leader, and advisor, Dr. Heitner holds a Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University, and has been published in Edutopia, Good Digital Parenting, and PBS Kids. Devorah works with schools and corporations throughout the United States and Canada. She is based in Chicago and is delighted to be raising a digital native of her own.

Devorah does an amazing job connecting with parents about raising digital natives. She has terrific ideas about how to set reasonable boundaries and weave technology into family life in healthy, thoughtful ways. Devorah is thinking deeply about these issues as a parent, teacher, and researcher. She can be a guide to all of us exploring this new frontier.

– Corry Stutts, Head of Middle School CCS, Chicago

Yes, I want coaching!