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Smart Families Presentations

Welcome to the Smart Families presentations page, where knowledge meets empowerment! As a pioneering organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being and values of families, we are thrilled to invite you to explore the transformative power of our work. At Smart Families, we believe that information is the key to building stronger and more resilient family units.

Online Talks
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Turn Around: Don't Drown

Discover the profound impact that outdoor environments have on physical health, emotional well-being, and cognitive development.

Special guest Sarah Nielsen, a certified Health and Outdoor Educator based in Austin, Texas, shares insights and practical tips on how to integrate nature

into daily life to support healthier, happier children.

Turn Around Don't Drown
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Middle School Risky Behaviors

Stuck in a power struggle or concerned about your child's recent behaviors? Join Dr. Crystal Collier as she walks through chapter four of her book, The NeuroWhereWhereAbouts Guide. This chapter covers best parenting practices and what high-risk behaviors are prevalent in middle school students. Hear invaluable insights and strategies to support your child's journey through these formative years. 

Middle School Risky Behaviors
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Connected or Distracted?

Learn about how loneliness is impacting the mental health of our youth and discuss strategies for navigating the challenges presented by technology.

Sheila Drewes, a dedicated middle school teacher shares her invaluable perspective on the notable impact smartphones have had on students.

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Peer Pressur Presentation
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Navigating Preer Pressure Parents

Smart Families was honored to welcome Melanie, an extraordinary and empowered teenager, who generously shared her personal experience, providing valuable insights into navigating pressure within today's digital landscape.

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Peer Pressur Presentation
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"Mom, I want a smartphone!"

Don’t unwrap a nightmare at Christmas!  Learn exact language you can use when your child has THAT tech talk with you. 

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Christmas Online Talk
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