Parenting Series 2022-2023: “Chasing Childhood Documentary Screening & Discussion”
January 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
The Parenting Series is an Office for Women’s Careers initiative focused on well-being and work-life balance for MGH faculty and trainee parents. Each session includes people with lived experience sharing their thoughts as well as an expert in the field to stimulate discussion and share information on a topic relevant to managing parenthood.
Join us for a screening and discussion of “Chasing Childhood”, a feature length documentary that explores how free play and independence have all but disappeared from kids’ lives, supplanted by relentless perfectionism leading to record rates of anxiety and depression, a situation now compounded by the pandemic. The documentary will be playing for the first 1 hr 20 min, followed by 40 mins of group discussion.
Ellen O’Donnell, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist at the MassGeneral for Children Pediatric Diabetes Center and Director of Clinical Psychology Services at Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston.