EVENTS

January 6, 2020 | Austin, TX | Trinity School of Austin

January 16, 2020 | Tiburon, CA | St. Hilary School

January 21, 2020 | Baltimore, MD | Roland Park Country School | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"

In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:

January 26-27, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA | 2020 NNSP Conference | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"

In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:

February 6, 2020  | San Jose, CA | Presentation High School | Details

“The Myth of Perfect: Understanding and Overcoming the Elusively Narrow Definition of Success”
In today’s world of high expectations, many individuals – regardless of age – feel an underlying or overarching anxiety of never feeling good enough, and believing that something is “missing” in their pursuit of achievement, success, and happiness. It doesn’t have to be this way! Ana Homayoun discusses the some of the issues facing teens (and adults) today, and discusses ways to help teens identify their internal definition of perfection, and counteract the culture of perfection through defining and honing personal values, developing energizing habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.

February 19, 2020 | Charlotte, NC | Quail Hollow Middle School

February 20, 2020 | Charlotte, NC | Carmel Middle School

February 26, 2020 | Mountain View, CA | Mountain View Public Library | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"

In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:

April 27, 2020 | Santa Clara, CA | Santa Clara Public Library | Details

"Navigating New Beginnings: Helping Students Successfully Manage School, Social Media and (Home)work-Life Balance"

Middle school and high school students juggle a lot – including rotating schedules, increased extracurricular interests and new social opportunities. We all want to set our students up for success, but what organizational and time management practices can we put in place?  There are effective strategies that can make a big difference. Ana’s presentation provides practical, implementable tips on how to encourage students’ development of executive functioning skills, and address some of the real-life dilemmas of our new world of social media socialization.

April 29, 2020 | McLean, VA | Safe Community Coalition of McLean | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"

In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:

November 3, 2020 | Milwaukee, WI | University School of Milwaukee | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"

In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:

Ana has successfully spoken at and consulted with a wide range of public, private, parochial, charter and independent schools and organizations throughout the United States and abroad.

A partial list of previous Speaking and Consulting clients:

American Camp Association National Conference
American School of Dubai
Annie Wright Schools
Athenian School
Barclay’s Bank
Burlingame High School
Bret Harte School
Brown Deer School District
Capital One
Carlmont High School
Central Middle School
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte Prep
Connect Summit County
Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC)
Convent of the Sacred Heart (SF)
Crystal Springs High School
Crystal Springs Uplands School
Cupertino High School
The Dalton School
Derby Academy
Design Tech High School
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
Durham Academy
Egan Junior High School
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Harpeth Hall
Highland Park/Dallas Unified School District
Hillside Family Agencies
Hutchison School
Instagram
Jordan Middle School
Katherine Delmar Burke School
Learning and the Brain Conference
Live Oak School
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Los Lomitas Elementary School District

The Lovett School
Marin Primary and Middle School
Memphis University School
Menlo-Atherton High School
Menlo School
Mill Valley Elementary School District
Mill Valley Middle School
Mount Tamalpais School
Mt. Tam High School
National Charity League
New Canaan Country School
Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
Notre Dame des Victories School
Pace Academy
Pacific Ridge School
Peninsula Bridge
Penn Charter School
Pine Crest School
Pinewood School
The Presentation School
Ramsey School District
Ridgewood Public Schools
Roland Park Country School
Sequoia High School
Sonoma Valley Schools
St. Francis High School
St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's
St. Michael's Catholic Academy
Stuart Country Day School
Thomas Jefferson Schools
Town School
Trinity School (New York)
Tri-State Camp Conference
University Prep
Woodside High School
Woodside Priory
Year Up Bay Area

“Ana is a dynamic, engaging speaker who accurately portrays the challenges teens face in a 24/7 digital world.”

- Dean of Students, St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA

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