Events

Los Altos, CA

August 29, 2017 | 7 PM
Social Media Wellness conversation with Margaret Miller, Dean at St. Francis High School
Los Altos Youth Center (sponsored by Linden Tree Books)Details

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:

Durham, NC

September 14, 2017 | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
High School Event

Details
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:

Charlotte, NC

September 17, 2017 | 2 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Park Road Books

Details
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:

Charlotte, NC

September 18, 2017 | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Charlotte Prepatory

Details
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:

Dallas, TX

September 19, 2017 | 6:30 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Duke Alumni North Texas Event

Details
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:

Plano, TX

September 20, 2017 | 10:30 AM
Keynote Speaker: Grant Halliburton Foundation Conference
Plano Event Center

Details
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:

Nashville, TN

September 26, 2017 | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
The Harpeth Hall School

Details
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:

Los Altos Hills, CA

September 28, 2017  | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Private Event

Details
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:

Seattle, WA

October 3, 2017 | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Main Library, University Prep

Details
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:

 

Tacoma, WA

October 4, 2017 | Time TBD
“All About the Culture of Perfectionism: Overcoming Fear of Failure and Never Being Good Enough”
Annie Wright Schools

Details
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 importance of recognizing that we each have our own internal definition of perfection, which is often the first step in redefining and honing values, developing healthy habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.
Los Angeles, CA

October 6, 2017 | 9:30 AM
Social Media Wellness: A Conversation with Ana Homayoun
Los Angeles County of Education

Details
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:

Washington, D.C.

October 11, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Social Media Wellness: A Conversation with Ana Homayoun
Duke in D.C.

Details
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:

Fairfax, VA

October 12, 2017 | 7 PM
Fall for the Book Festival 
City of Fairfax Regional Library

Details
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:

Berkeley, CA

October 17, 2017 | 7-8:30 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Congregation Netivot Shalom Social Hall (next door to The Berkeley School)

Details
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:

Larkspur, CA

October 18, 2017 | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Marin Primary and Middle School

Details
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:

Mill Valley, CA

October 19, 2017 | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Mount Tamalpais School

Details
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:

New York City, NY

October 24, 2017  | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Convent of the Sacred Heart

Details
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:

New Canaan, CT

October 25, 2017  | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
New Canaan Country School

Details
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:

Raleigh, NC

November 2, 2017  | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Quail Ridge Books

Details
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:

Menlo Park, CA

November 8, 2017  | 7:30 PM

Social Media Wellness Conversation
with Instagram’s Director of Public Policy,
Nicky Jackson Colaco
Kepler’s Literary Foundation

Details
Award-winning journalist and radio host Angie Coiro sits down with noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker, and educator, Ana Homayoun and Instagram’s Director of Public Policy, Nicky Jackson Colaco, for a conversation about teens, tweens, and technology.

 

Homayoun, whose previous work has addressed the challenges facing both young boys and young girls in today’s complicated new world, has been featured on the issue of teens and social media today in the New York Times, the Pacific Standard, the Los Angeles Review of Books and more. Her new book,“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” reveals strategies parents and students can use to better manage the tides of digital interaction.

Colaco, who has served in public policy roles at Google, Facebook, and now at Instagram, shares just some of the work that one of the world’s leading social media platforms is doing to combat the challenges of our new media environment and to provide a better, safer and more secure digital space for students and parents.

Join them for evening looking at the actions you and your teen can take today to maneuver the nascent world of social media better, safer, and more effectively.

San Francisco, CA

December 5, 2017  | 6:30 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Convent of the Sacred Heart

Details
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:

 

 

Webinar for AMLE Members

January 17, 2017  | 4 PM (EST)
Social Media Wellness Conversation

Details
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:

Mill Valley, CA

January 18, 2018 | 7 PM
“The Culture Of Perfection: Overcoming Fear of Failure and Never Being Good Enough”
Mt. Tamalpais High School

Details
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 importance of recognizing that we each have our own internal definition of perfection, which is often the first step in redefining and honing values, developing healthy habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.
Atlanta, GA

January 24, 2018 | Time TBD
“The Culture Of Perfection: Overcoming Fear of Failure and Never Being Good Enough”
Pace Academy

Details
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 importance of recognizing that we each have our own internal definition of perfection, which is often the first step in redefining and honing values, developing healthy habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.
Philadelphia, PA

January 31, 2018 | Time TBD
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Penn Charter School

Details
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:

Atherton, CA

February 3, 2018 | 10 AM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Speaker, Menlo School Parent Education Conference

Details
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:

Mill Valley, CA

February 7, 2018 
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Mill Valley Elementary School District

Details
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:

Los Altos, CA

February 8, 2018 | 9:30 AM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Student Presentation at Pinewood SchoolDetails

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:

Memphis, TN

February 27, 2018 | Time TBD
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Hutchison School
Details

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:

Woodside, CA

March 22, 2018 
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Woodside High School

Details
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:

Dallas, TX

April 19, 2018 | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Authors LIVE! Presents Ana Homayoun
Dallas Highland Park School District

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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:

Hillsborough, CA

May 2, 2018 | 12 PM
Spring Luncheon Keynote: Social Media Wellness
Crystal Springs Uplands School

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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:

Los Altos, CA

August 29, 2017 | 7pm
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Linden Tree Books
Los Altos LibraryDetails

Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Palo Alto, CA

August 30, 2017
Faculty and Staff Training: Peninsula BridgeDetails

Ana Homayoun provides practical, approachable advice on how small shifts in perspective and behavior can make a big difference in helping both students and educators create organized lives. She will present ideas and strategies to build stronger organization, time management, and executive functioning skills among students, along with ways to promote overall wellness in the classroom and school community. Her strategies and techniques have saved teachers hundreds of hours in chasing down missed assignments and addressing stressed-out parents, whose children have poor grades because of organizational issues. This interactive presentation offers opportunities for faculty and staff to collaborate, and participants will leave with practical tools that they can almost immediately implement in their classroom and in their own lives. 
Durham, NC

September 14, 2017 | 7 PM
High School Event
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Charlotte, NC

September 17, 2017 | 2 PM
Park Road Books

“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”Details

Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Dallas, TX

September 19, 2017
Private Event

“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”Details

Today’s students (and adults!) face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. It doesn’t take long for any of us to become overwhelmed trying to manage the daily confluence of online interactions with work, social activities, and family life. Noted educator and author Ana Homayoun ’01 travels all over the world helping students, parents and educators find solutions to today’s modern social media dilemmas. Her new book, Social Media Wellness, offers fresh insights and a solutions-oriented perspective to help parents and educators successfully decode the new language of social media, and provides pragmatic solutions to help us all manage distractions, improve time-management, and feel less stressed. Social Media Wellness focuses on the new language of social media, and how we as parents and educators can be far more effective in promoting intrinsic motivation with tweens and teens if we shift the conversation away from fear and towards a focus on healthy socialization, effective self-regulation, and overall safety.
Dallas, TX

September 20, 2017 | 11 AM
Keynote Speaker:Grant Halliburton Foundation Conference

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Nashville, TN

September 26, 2017 | Time TBD
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
The Harpeth Hall School

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Atherton, CA

September 28, 2017  | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Private Event

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Seattle, WA

October 3, 2017 | TIME TBD
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
University Prep

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Tacoma, WA

October 5, 2017
“All About the Culture of Perfectionism: Overcoming Fear of Failure and Never Being Good Enough”
Annie Wright Schools

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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 importance of recognizing that we each have our own internal definition of perfection, which is often the first step in redefining and honing values, developing healthy habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.
Washington, D.C.

October 11, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Social Media Wellness: A Conversation with Ana Homayoun
Georgetown Day School

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Fairfax, VA

October 12, 2017 | 7 PM
Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University
George Mason University

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Larkspur, CA

October 18, 2017 | Time TBD
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Marin Primary and Middle School

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Online

October 18, 2017  | 4 PM (ET)
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Webinar for AMLE Members

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Mill Valley, CA

October 19, 2017 | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Mount Tamalpais School

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
New York City, NY

October 24, 2017  | TIME TBD
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Convent of the Sacred Heart

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Raleigh, NC

November 2, 2017  | 7 PM
“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”
Quail Ridge Books

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.
Mill Valley, CA

January 18, 2018 | 7 PM
“The Culture Of Perfection: Overcoming Fear of Failure and Never Being Good Enough”
Mt. Tamalpais High School

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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 importance of recognizing that we each have our own internal definition of perfection, which is often the first step in redefining and honing values, developing healthy habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.
Hillsborough, CA

May 2, 2018 | 12 PM
Spring Luncheon Keynote: Social Media Wellness
Crystal Springs Uplands School

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Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.

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

MARGARET MILLER

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