Bubble Kids

  • April 12, 2015
  • 10:00 am
  • Hart House Music Room, 2nd floor

In our efforts to protect and raise our children in an increasingly complex world, technology allows parents to be connected 24/7 and young people always tethered. Children and adolescents have few, if any, chances to experience the world on their own terms and in their own ways. So what happens when they find themselves having to reconcile their daily experience without parental input? In keeping them so safe have we severed their ability to cope independently?

Join Dr. Jean Clinton, an associate clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences at McMaster University, Darryl Sturtevant, assistant deputy minister at the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, and John Schmitt, vice president of camping and outdoor education at the YMCA GTA, as they discuss anxiety, risk and child development in an age where kids grow up swathed in bubble wrap. Author and parenting columnist Ann Douglas moderates.

  • Free

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