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PO/PPO luncheon and “Power Speaker Series” with Dr. Jean Twenge

Dr Jean Twenge Studies Narcisism in today's cultureCatch up with fellow parents at UCC’s annual parent luncheon, sponsored by the Parents’ Organization and Prep Parents’ Organization, on Friday, May 4 at Vaughan Estates at the Estates of Sunnybrook at 2076 Bayview Ave.

Dr. Jean Twenge — a social psychologist, author and teen smartphone-use expert — will be the keynote speaker and talk about parenting “iGen” kids.

How much smartphone time is too much? How do you impose limits? Come ready with your questions and stories to share with Twenge in her first Toronto experience. Get set for an in-depth, thought-provoking conversation about parenting “iGen” kids. You’ll walk away with effective tools to limit your kids’ screen time in an effective and balanced way.

Registration and seating begins at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon. The keynote will begin around 1 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Tickets are $75 and business attire is suggested.

Please indicate any food allergies or restrictions. A vegetarian option is available.

Register here by Monday, April 30.

Please contact Kim Enns at kimenns1@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Twenge will also speak at the inaugural “Power Speaker Series” event on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at UCC’s Laidlaw Hall. She’ll lead a data-driven presentation comparing three decades of generational differences. Twenge proposes that smartphone use strongly correlates with increased unhappiness and a lack of preparedness for adulthood. A reception and book signing will follow.

Tickets cost $20. Register here.

Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of more than 140 scientific publications and books, including iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. She frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation based on a data set of 11 million young people. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post.