Yalda Uhls, PhD helps concerned parents separate hype from reality in guiding kids through childhood in an online 21st century. Dr. Uhls, the author of Media Moms & Digital Dads, and a consultant to Common Sense Media, spent 15 years as a content developer and film executive at studios including MGM and Sony before earning a doctorate in psychology from UCLA where she researched the impact of media on children. She brings her dual knowledge of entertainment media and academic research to her understanding of the current digital environment to help parents navigate safe and healthy child-rearing in a networked world.
Laura Kastner, PhD is a clinical psychologist and a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Kastner expertly clarifies the challenges children and teens experience that come with growing up in a 24/7 connected environment. Dr. Kastner has co-authored five books covering all stages of child development and addressing the strategic parenting required at each stage in today’s technology-dominant world. She has received the Distinguished Psychologist Award from Washington State Psychological Association and been named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors.