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Teodora Pavkovic

Parenting in the Age of Technology

"If you're waiting for yourself to feel good before you can live well, you might wait the rest of your life."

                                                                                            Dr. Steven C. Hayes

ABOUT ME

I am a New York-Singapore-based psychologist and parenting coach with over a decade of international experience helping both children and adults improve their emotional and mental well-being.

My unique approach draws from the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)emotional intelligence, positive neuroplasticity, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory as well as Strategic Intervention Coaching, and I use research-based tools to help my clients lead fulfilling and intentional lives.

My mission is to ensure that children have available at least one parent or guardian who can satisfy their needs for safety, connection, attention and encouragement- the pillars of healthy child development. My aim is to do this by helping you, the adults, quiet down the outside distractions of technology, manage your own thoughts and emotions, and by doing so reconnect with your children. Parenting is the ultimate challenge a person can face, but parenting in the age of technology is a whole other endeavor.

Whether you are a parent or not, I strongly believe that we all carry resources within us that we are often unaware of, and that those resources can be unlocked through education, self-awareness and connection with others.

To learn more about my professional and academic background and find out how I can help you, please keep exploring this website.

 
  • Digital Wellness Collective

  • British Psychological Society (U.K.; Graduate Member)

  • National Council of Psychotherapists (U.K.; Practicing Member)

Academic Background
  • BSc Psychology (UMUC)

  • MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology (Bangor University, U.K.)

  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy (The School of Positive Psychology, Singapore)

  • Strategic Intervention Certificate (Robbins Madanes Training, U.S.)

Prof. Memberships
Workshop Themes
  • Emotional Intelligence training for teachers, therapists, parents and children

  • Positive psychology & mindfulness training for children

  • Building resilience in children: training for parents and teachers

  • Adolescence: the challenges and opportunities

  • Self-expression: improving authenticity, connectedness and communication

  • Building self-esteem & confidence

Talks & Interviews
  • "Device connected=Human Disconnected" The impact of technology on our brains and relationships

  • "The impact of tech on children and their future"

  • "Thinking positively and the science behind positive psychology"

In ACTION

NEWS & EVENTS

New York City:

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Children & Technology: A Workshop for Parents

- The first workshop of it's kind in New York City -

It is no longer enough to simply talk to parents about their child's "screen-time." This tells us nothing about the types of devices and the kind of content the child is using and consuming. It tells us nothing about how these different forms of technology are impacting the child, and which ones are having a positive, nurturing and educational affect and which ones are not.

This workshop is our answer to this complex issue.

My friend and colleague Krissy and I have put together our collective knowledge and experience to create a 2-part workshop that goes beyond the oversimplification of managing  children's screen time.

In a small group setting, we will make sure each parent walks away with best practices that are best suited to their child's character and temperament.

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SERVICES

Whether you are a parent overwhelmed by the disruption technology has caused your relationship with your child, an individual feeling stuck in your personal or professional life or someone who wants to work on optimizing your psychological well-being by uncovering your strengths, I can help you achieve your goals.

 

I offer a number of options depending on your needs: from my unique Present Parent Program to my one-on-one Strategic Intervention Coaching. Choose which one will suit you best, and book a free exploratory conversation with me today.

 

I look forward to speaking with you and working together!

 RECOMMENDED READING & FREE RESOURCES 

  • Children & Parenting:

  • "The Optimistic Child," by Martin E. P. Seligman

  • "Brainstorm," by Daniel J. Siegel

  • "The Whole-Brain Child," by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

  • "No-Drama Discipline," by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

  • "Parenting from the Inside Out," by Daniel J. Siegel & Mary Hartzell

  • "Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child," by John Gottman with Joan Declaire

  • "The Empathy Effect," Helen Riess with Liz Neporent

  • Neuroscience:

  • "The Brain That Changes Itself," by Norman Doidge

  • "Wired to Connect," by Amy Banks with Leigh Hirschman

  • Positive Psychology:

  • "The Myths of Happiness," by Sonja Lyubomirsky

  • "The How of Happiness," by Sonja Lyubomirsky 

  • "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience," by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  • "The Art of Gathering," by Priya Parker

  • "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," by Carol S. Dweck

  • "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Francois Lelord

  • Self-development:

  • "The Person You Mean to Be," by Dolly Chugh

  • "Why Him? Why Her?," by Helen Fisher

  • "Quiet," by Susan Cain

  • "Man's Search for Meaning," by Viktor E. Frankl

  • "The Schopenhauer Cure," by Irvin D. Yalom

  • "When Nietzsche Wept," by Irvin D. Yalom