Please enjoy an encore presentation (above) of Kim John Payne's insights into maintaining connections with our families and others. He spoke to a live in-house and online audience on September 20, 2018, as part of our student-run livestream 'fireside chat' speaker series.
Renowned consultant and trainer Kim John Payne, M.ED, offers real-world, tried and true suggestions and tips for navigating the wonders and pitfalls of this modern-day reality:
- How to maintain loving limits, warm, firm and calm discipline and strong family connections in a world where increasingly “screens are supreme”
- How to build focus, grit and good judgment so that our kids do not become overwhelmed with media driven images but can shape their own self esteem, hopes, and dreams.
- How to encourage respect when negative images of adults pervade pop culture.
- Fitting in with friends. “Won’t my kids be disadvantaged if I limit screen media?”
- Aloneness vs. loneliness. Helping kids know the difference.
- The alluring world of no boundaries that screen use develops and how this makes discipline difficult.
Kim has worked with over 230 U.S. independent and public schools; and has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, educator and a private family counselor for nearly 30 years. He regularly gives keynote addresses at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and trainings around the world.
He has appeared frequently on television, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox; on radio with the BBC, Sirius/XM, CBC, and NPR; and in print, including being featured in Time magazine, Chicago Tribune, Parenting, Mothering, Times Union, and the LA Times.