Join us for an informal conversation about family media plans and digital wellness with Dr. Sharon Maxwell and Chelsea Maxwell of Maxwell Ed. Dr. Maxwell and Chelsea will discuss the importance of kick-starting a conversation with kids and teens about their own brains and how the online world takes advantage of the hardwired structure of our brains. As conversation is the first step in designing a successful family media plan, they will be available to answer questions about how to start the conversation and how to stay on track with your family media plan. This is your chance to ask questions, and share struggles and successes in a supportive environment.
Registration for this event is required by 9/22. You will receive a meeting invitation the day before the event.
About our guests:
SHARON MAXWELL, PH.D.
PSYCHOLOGIST, AUTHOR, EDUCATOR
Dr. Maxwell is a practicing clinical psychologist, specializing in adolescent and family therapy.
Her award-winning book, THE TALK: A Breakthrough Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in an Oversexualized, Online, In-your-face World, has been translated into Italian, Polish, Vietnamese, and Mandarin for publication in mainland China. She and Chelsea are currently working on a new book about raising healthy and responsible kids in a media-driven culture.
Dr. Maxwell has been interviewed by NPR, Time Magazine, US News & World Report, NBC and Fox News, Oprah and Friends, The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald, and USA Today. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts features her work in its brochures on sex education. Dr. Maxwell won a national award from Parenting Publications of America for her series of articles on sex education, and has received recognition for her Sexual Health and Responsibility Curriculum, which both she and Chelsea bring to public and independent schools.
CHELSEA MAXWELL, ED.M.
LEARNING DESIGNER, EDUCATOR
Chelsea Maxwell is an educator, learning designer, and lecturer. After receiving her BA from Vassar college, Chelsea specialized in curriculum development as well as technology and innovation at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Having previously worked in advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, she is now focused on educating students about healthy relationships. Bringing years of experience as a director of mentoring for children and teens, Chelsea creates interactive and dynamic learning experiences for students of all ages.
Chelsea has also begun development of a series of online courses, allowing their work to reach a greater audience.