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Kim John Payne

How to control 'divisive devices'

In a time when it’s common to give children electronic devices, The Siskiyou School is offering a presentation for parents to unravel what impacts that can have on kids and how to find balance.

The author of “Simplicity Parenting,” Kim John Payne, will present a program titled “How to have devices not be divisive for your family” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at The Siskiyou School, 631 Clay St.

The presentation will touch on such topics as maintaining “calm discipline and strong family connections in a world where increasingly screens are supreme,” according to an event announcement. He’ll also describe the difference between “aloneness” and “loneliness” and how to teach kids to understand those differences, as well as how to encourage respect when negative images of people plaster pop culture, and more.

Tickets are $10-20, on a sliding scale, and can be purchased at Scholarships are available.

Childcare is also available for $10 per child.

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Other upcoming parent education presentations by The Siskiyou School include “Sleep Revisited” with Matt Vogel from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, and “Celebrating Diversity (part two)” with Gilda Montenegro-Fix from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.

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