Mon, May 17 | Port Jefferson

CHASING CHILDHOOD

Overprotected and over directed, American children are wilting under the weight of well-meaning parents. In the pursuit of keeping them safe and creating an impressive resumé of extracurricular activities to wow admissions boards, over parenting smothers children across socioeconomic classes.
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CHASING CHILDHOOD

Time & Location

May 17, 7:30 PM
Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, USA

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Monday, May 17, 2021 (Raindate: Next Day)  “Doors” open @ 7:30PM & movie starts at sundown*  Harborfront Park off of E. Broadway

Port Jefferson, New York, 11777

Guest Speakers recorded via Zoom: Eden Wurmfeld,  Co-Director and Dr. Michael Hynes, Superintendent of Port  Washington School District, moderated by Tom Needham,  Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio.

Directed by Margaret Munzer Loeb and Eden Wurmfeld

Overprotected and over directed, American children are wilting under the weight  of well-meaning parents. In the pursuit of keeping them safe and creating an  impressive resumé of extracurricular activities to wow admissions boards, over parenting smothers children across socioeconomic classes. This thoughtful film  follows education professionals and reformed helicopter parents who seek and  offer solutions for developing more confident, independent young people while  restoring some joy and freedom to childhood. The local Long Island Patchogue  School District is showcased in the film, as school Superintendent, Michael  Hynes struggles to add recess, meditation, and longer a lunch period in the  schools!

Running Time: 80 Minutes

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