More than 50 people from the Central Vermont community attended the talk with Dr. Richard Freed on April 24th in Montpelier. Freed, a psychologist and author of Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age, offered a well-researched and engaging presentation, which made the case for parents to set strong limits on children's use of technology. "The Waldorf media policy is consistent with what science says our kids need," said Freed.
Freed acknowledged the pressure on both children and adults to be online and offered parenting strategies to encourage healthy and productive tech use. Here are Freed's top 5 strategies to help us as parents: