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Parent Information Night-Managing Screen Time

posted Apr 4, 2019, 8:18 AM by Tabitha Weiseth

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the HRMS auditorium we are inviting parents of elementary and middle school students to a free parent education night: 
How to Confidently Manage Screen Time

There will be head-sets available for Spanish Speaking families.

Brent Emmons, HRMS principal, and Andrea Davis, a Hood River parent, will be sharing resources and ideas to help parents navigate the world of technology with their kids.
 
The discussion will include:
  • How screen time may affect your child's brain and mental health.
  • How to determine if your child or teen is ready for a cell phone.
  • Teaching your children to use technology as a tool.
  • How to create a family technology plan.

Brent Emmons has served the community and kids of Hood River County for 22 years as a high school teacher, vice-principal, and for the past 11 years as Principal of Hood River Middle School. He has seen a transformation in technology in our society at the ground level as both a parent and educator. He remembers when pagers were the hot topic among teachers.
 
Brent and his wife, Shawnie, have four children, Two are in college and graduates of Hood River Valley High School, one is in the 11th Grade at HRVHS, and their youngest is in 8th Grade at HRMS.
 
Andrea Davis is the creator of the website betterscreentime.com, where she helps parents worry less and connect more with their kids by sharing positive screen time strategies. Andrea's background is in secondary education. Her teaching experience ranges from preschool swimming lessons, to 7th grade state history, to college-level Spanish. However, the majority of her teaching moments have come from her daily work as a stay-at-home mom.
 
Andrea and her husband, Tyler, live in Hood River and are the parents of five children. This fall, they will have children at HRVHS, HRMS, and May Street Elementary.

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