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

POSTPONED TO FALL 2020

"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:

May 5, 2020 12pm-1pm | Online | CASSY | Registration Link Here | Details

"Parenting During the Pandemic"

Trying to navigate remote learning, parenting and working from home is the impossible task for our times. For nearly two decades, Ana Homayoun has worked with teenagers on executive functioning skills - organizing, planning, prioritizing -  and her work focuses on ways to help students complete work and promote overall wellness. She'll offer strategies for about 20-25 minutes based on her work, and then will open it up to questions from the virtual audience. Registration is required, though only the host will receive registration information.

May 5, 2020 4pm-5pm | Online | CASSY | Registration Link Here | Details

"A Real-Life Guide to Navigating School Closure and Remote Learning: Tips for Students"

It can be so hard for students (and adults!) to get work done right now, and that's okay. In this talk directly for teens, noted author, educator and one-time school counselor Ana Homayoun breaks down how to navigate this uncertain time - she'll have strategies for organizing, planning, and managing distractions as well as ways to make sure students are getting the sleep and rest that is so needed right now. She'll offer strategies based on her work for 20-25 minutes, and then will open it up to questions from the virtual audience. Registration is required, though only the host will receive registration information, and you'll be anonymous to the rest of the audience.

May 13, 2020 12pm-1pm | Online | Sequoia Union High School District | Registration Link Here | Details

"A Real-Life Guide to Navigating School Closure and Remote Learning: Tips for Students"

Trying to navigate remote learning, parenting and working from home is the impossible task for our times (non-spoiler: it is an impossible task!). It can be so hard for students (and adults!) to get work done right now, and that's okay. In this talk directly for teens (parents are welcome to join!), noted author, educator and one-time school counselor Ana Homayoun breaks down how to navigate this uncertain time - she'll have strategies for organizing, planning, and managing distractions as well as how to provide time, space, structure and support in a way that is essential in these unique times. She'll offer strategies for about 20 minutes based on her work, and then will open it up to questions from the virtual audience. Parents and students are welcome to attend.

May 21, 2020 12pm-1pm PST | Online | Greene Middle School | Registration Link Here | Details

"Staying Emotionally Connected While Social Distancing: Tips for the End of the School Year and for Setting Up Summer"

Trying to navigate remote learning, parenting and working from home is the impossible task for our times. Staying emotionally connected when social distancing can be tough - even for families living together!

For nearly two decades, Ana Homayoun  has worked with teenagers on executive functioning skills - organizing, planning, prioritizing -  and her work focuses on ways to help students manage distractions and promote overall wellness.

In this talk, Ana will share strategies on how to promote social and emotional wellness, and offer suggestions on how parents can bridge the divide with children who are experiencing a number of confounding disappointments and losses.

She'll also talk about how to reset summer and offer suggestions for helping students navigate the upcoming school year.

June 4, 2020 9am PST / 12pm EST | Online | Card Carrying Books and Gifts | Registration Link Here | Details

"Staying Emotionally Connected While Social Distancing: Strategies for Summer"

Trying to navigate remote learning, parenting and working from home is the impossible task for our times. Staying emotionally connected when social distancing can be tough - even for families living together!

For nearly two decades, Ana Homayoun  has worked with teenagers on executive functioning skills - organizing, planning, prioritizing -  and her work focuses on ways to help students manage distractions and promote overall wellness.

In this talk, Ana will share strategies on how to promote social and emotional wellness, and offer suggestions on how parents can bridge the divide with children who are experiencing a number of confounding disappointments and losses.

She'll also talk about how to reset summer and offer suggestions for helping students navigate the upcoming school year.

June 9, 2020 12pm PST / 3pm EST | Online | CASSY | Registration Link Here | Details

"Re-defining Summer 2020: Strategies for Uncertain Times"

From March 2020 until now, Crisis Text Line's top three topics in conversations have been “anxiety,” “depression,” and “relationships,” according to CEO and co-founder Nancy Lublin.

As we move into summer, many teens -- along with the rest of us -- are mentally and emotionally drained. We're experiencing what cyclists call a “false flat,” which refers to a stretch of road that looks deceptively flat but is actually an incline that becomes harder and more exhausting as time goes by. This is all the more challenging for teens, who are navigating their own social and emotional development absent much of the in-person support they crave.

In this talk, noted author and educator Ana Homayoun will discuss how we can promote social and emotional wellness in uncertain times, and how we can help students design their own blueprint this summer.

June 10, 2020 5pm PST / 8pm EST | Online | Office of Women's Policy, Santa Clara County | Registration Link Here | Details

"Teen Talk: When Summer is Up in the Air"

The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy and Girls Advisory Team is proud to host the reimagined 8th Annual Strong Girls, Strong Women (SGSW) Leadership Conference for high school students and their adult allies (mothers, teachers, mentor, relatives). Unfortunately, the in person conference planned in March 2020 had to be cancelled but is now back on as a summer webinar series. This FREE webinar series will be comprised of empowerment and inspiration for young women focusing on identity, stress management, healthy relationships, community advocacy, self-care, and empowerment  during COVID-19. The goal of the SGSW webinar series is to bring together women and girls from diverse backgrounds for dialogue and education about the state of high school aged girls amidst COVID-19. The guest speaker and moderator of both these events is Ana Homayoun, nationally recognized counselor and consultant specializing in strategies for junior high and high school students.

In this event, Ana chats with members of our 2020 Girls Advisory Team on their strategies for getting through a COVID summer.

June 17, 2020 5pm PST / 8pm EST | Online | Office of Women's Policy, Santa Clara County | Registration Link Here | Details

"Parent Conversation: How to Support Teens During Uncertainty"

The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy and Girls Advisory Team is proud to host the reimagined 8th Annual Strong Girls, Strong Women (SGSW) Leadership Conference for high school students and their adult allies (mothers, teachers, mentor, relatives). Unfortunately, the in person conference planned in March 2020 had to be cancelled but is now back on as a summer webinar series. This FREE webinar series will be comprised of empowerment and inspiration for young women focusing on identity, stress management, healthy relationships, community advocacy, self-care, and empowerment  during COVID-19. The goal of the SGSW webinar series is to bring together women and girls from diverse backgrounds for dialogue and education about the state of high school aged girls amidst COVID-19. The guest speaker and moderator of both these events is Ana Homayoun, nationally recognized counselor and consultant specializing in strategies for junior high and high school students.

In this event, Ana shares with adults and allies how they can support teens during a summer of uncertainty.

November 2, 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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