Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair at Vail Mountain School

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair Event
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:30pm

When: Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30pm
Where: Vail Mountain School Auditorium
Free community event!


Childhood, family life and education have rapidly changed in thrilling and challenging ways. This talk will push us to hit the pause button and look at some of the psychological dallout of our fast paced adaptation to tech, and refresh our thinking about how to raise confident, healthy and savvy children in the digital age.


Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant and award winning author.

Author of the award-winning book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age (HarperCollins), Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which the wonders of technology and media also change how children learn and grow, and shows parents and educators how to reap the benefits of tech while reducing the risks it poses at every stage of child development. In The Big Disconnect (cited as a Wall Street Journal TOP 10 Best Non-Fiction 2013) and in her work internationally as a speaker and consultant, Dr. Steiner-Adair identifies digital age challenges for parents and educators, and ways to strengthen children’s social and emotional development to help them grow to be responsible, resilient, confident, and capable young adults. In her book, as in her keynote presentations, Dr. Steiner-Adair shares real-life stories from her clinical practice and her work with educators, experts, parents, and children, including extensive interviews with students from pre-school through high school and beyond.

A leading expert specializing in child development, education, family relationships, and workplace/family integration, Dr. Steiner-Adair speaks and consults on a wide range of topics, including social and emotional learning and nourishing healthy relationships in the digital age, and developing a thoughtful approach to technology in school and life, and girls issues. Her pioneering research and work in the field of girls’ risk and resilience is the basis for her popular school-based girls leadership program, in which Steiner-Adair shows how to deconstruct the unhealthy cultural messages that make girls vulnerable to self-image problems and eating disorders. Her audiences worldwide include educators, parent organizations, health professionals, corporations and non-profit organizations, children’s camps, and religious groups.

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The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062082435
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 12th, 2014