In this time of great uncertainty and upheaval, parenting can be even more challenging than usual. This special two-part Action Network Live! Q&A series brings developmental experts directly to you to help your family navigate these uncertain times. What questions do you have about play, boredom, screen time, learning, socialization, or routines under social distancing and quarantine? How are you experiencing this sudden shift? Our experts are here to help.
For parents of children under 6
What do young children really need during these difficult times? What can parents do to ensure that their young children are getting the sleep, play, and exercise they need while confined to the house and separated from their friends? How can parents get their work done without resorting to screens to occupy their children?
This unique Q&A event, moderated by Action Network Live!’s Jean Rogers, features Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Dr. Mark Bertin. Child development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige, EdD was a teacher educator at Lesley University for over 30 years, is co-founder of Defending the Early Years, and a writer, speaker, and activist. Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, an assistant professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College, and the author of two books on how children thrive.
For parents of children 6-12
During this period of social distancing, how can parents engage their children to develop meaningful routines, and ensure they get the exercise, sleep, and emotional connection they need? As schools require children to be online more than ever, how can parents ensure that children get the offline time they need to learn, play and thrive? How can parents guide their children to use screens in a limited and intentional manner?
This unique Q&A event, moderated by Action Network Live!’s Jean Rogers, features Teodora Pavkovic and Dr. Mark Bertin. Teodora Pavkovic is a psychologist, parenting coach, and speaker with international experience helping children and adults improve their emotional and mental wellbeing. Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental behavioral pediatrician, an assistant professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College, and the author of two books on how children thrive.