Parenting and Relating to Our Tech-Savvy Youth
4 CE Credits - Online Course - $39.00
Developed by Dr. Larry Rosen
CE Credits for Psychologists,
LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs & LCSWs (BBS) Social
Counselors (NBCC, NAADAC, CALPCC), Nurses (BRN) & More
This course is also offered as part of an Internet Addiction Certificate Program of 28 CE Credits.
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GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION
Many parents see their children and teens texting, Facebooking, listening to music and doing homework. From the outside these practices, as a form of concentration, look. . .absurd. However, for children growing up in the digital era, constant techno-gadget stimulation, feedback, and connection with others is the norm. While it may seem to older generations that young people are isolating themselves with technology, a closer look reveals that online gamers can connect with millions of other players around the world, at all hours of the day and night; and anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account can share quotes, news stories, pictures, ideas, encouragement, sympathy, and more in real-time or asynchronous style - again, at all hours of the day and night. With this knowledge, can we still call the young person sitting at her computer "isolated?"
This course is dedicated to the iGeneration, those born 1990 and beyond. Parents, teachers, and therapists of iGeneration members are often at a loss for how to effectively guide young people in realms with which they are not familiar or comfortable themselves. Over the course of five Psychology Today blog posts, three book chapters from Me, MySpace, and I, and an hour-long presentation, Dr. Larry Rosen orients the reader to the prime issues facing baby boomers regarding iGeneration members while providing assistance parenting and relating to "our techie youth."
Divided into five sections, this introductory-level course is accessible for professionals in the therapeutic fields, academics, and laypeople alike. The first section is comprised of a book chapter, blog post, and video of a presentation. It sets the context for understanding the iGeneration and introduces the reader to the course. The second section includes three blog posts and covers social media and multitasking. The third section is made up of two book chapters and addresses parenting the iGeneration: how media affects family time and the best ways to be an effective parent of an iGeneration child. The fourth section contains one blog post and serves as a conclusion. The fifth section contains valuable print and online resources for further exploration of this vibrant topic.
This course will teach psychotherapists to
- Define characteristics of the iGeneration, including personal values and technological sophistication.
- Discern the differences among generations of Americans - iGeneration, Generation X and Baby Boomer - and their approaches to work, school, and play.
- Explain the common misconceptions regarding iGeneration conduct.
- Recommend helpful, non-pathologizing ways for parents and mental health professionals to relate to iGeneration members.
- Introduction to the iGeneration
- Differences of values between generations
- Work habits of iGeneration members
- School and workplace ramifications
- Family Life
- Generational clashes
- Effective parenting of iGeneration members
- Tips for increasing family cohesion
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