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Winter 2020 Parent University

Technology and Parenting: Why Our Kids Are Growing Up Differently


On February 4th, Prairie Ridge High School counselor Missy Berg discussed how technology and parenting strategies are affecting our kids' generation, known as Generation Z or iGen. Parents learned how to help their children develop healthy peer and adult relationships, improve communication, cope and manage emotions, and increase self-efficacy/confidence. See what parents had to say about the event and click the links below for the presentation and a list of helpful resources.



  • Excellent presentation! Excellent speaker. Great suggestions to practice as a parent and great suggestions for my child to practice."
  • "Missy Berg is amazing!"
  • "Missy Berg was excellent! Would love to go to another session with her as a presenter."
  • "This was wonderful. She did a great job-relatable great ideas to utilize immediately. I could have listened & taken notes another hour. Thank you."
  • "What a fantastic presentation with some great and truly applicable strategies that I can implement right away! Thank you!"
  • "Missy Berg is brilliant. I immensely appreciate her insight and guidance. Thank you for this opportunity to learn from her."


Technology and Parenting Presentation by Missy Berg 


Resources for Parents


About the presenter:

Missy Berg, LCPC, has been a counselor at Prairie Ridge High School for the past 13 years and was a counselor at Mundelein High School before coming to District 155. Prior to being a high school counselor, Mrs. Berg worked in community mental health at a behavioral health hospital and in private practice. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Hope College and a master's degree in counseling from Indiana University.