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March Media Madness

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bay Farm is partnering with The Parent Connection to host two parenting events focused on Children's Media Use: Achieving a Healthy Balance.

On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Presentation Hall at Duxbury Middle/High School, The Parent Connection and Bay Farm Montessori Academy will host Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health.  A pediatrician, researcher, and father, Dr. Rich will speak to parents of young children, tweens, and teens on achieving a healthy balance in your child’s media diet. Dr. Rich’s well known persona, “The Mediatrician”, will offer research-based answers to parents’ questions about children’s media use and implications for their health and development. He will provide tools to empower parents and caregivers to make better-informed choices regarding their children’s “media diets”. Dr. Rich will present information and strategies that are balanced, practical, and based in scientific evidence.

Tickets for this event are $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door and can be purchased in the office at Bay Farm (145 Loring Street, Duxbury) or online at: www.theparentconnection.org.

Additionally, Bay Farm and The Parent Connection are pleased to present the award-winning documentary, SCREENAGERS. The movie will be available for screening on two separate evenings. The first, on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Presentation Hall at Duxbury Middle/High School and again on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Great Room at Bay Farm Montessori Academy.  This documentary probes into the challenges of balancing tech use and family life, including the director's own, and depicts everyday struggles over social media, video games, academics and even internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

SCREENAGERS is recommended for parents of children of all ages and is suitable children in 4th grade and beyond. Tickets are not required for these screenings.  Suggested donation at the door $10.