Chasing Childhood, presented by Chesterfield County Public Schools

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Join Chesterfield County Public Schools for a screening and discussion of the new documentary, Chasing Childhood!

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This event will be held both in-person and virtually!

Join us for a screening and discussion on October 19th at 6:30 PM at the CTC Hull campus. The film discussion will be streamed via zoom for those attending virtually.

If you are not attending in person, please register for a virtual ticket. A link to view the film, stream the discussion, and access a recording will be sent via email to guests attending virtually.

Chasing Childhood is a feature length documentary that explores a phenomenon affecting kids from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Free play and independence have all but disappeared, supplanted by relentless perfectionism and record high anxiety and depression. What’s lost goes well beyond our idyllic conceptions of childhood past. When kids don’t play unsupervised by adults, they don’t gain critical life skills: grit, independence, and resourcefulness. Though they may appear more accomplished on paper, by the time they get to college they are often falling apart, lacking the emotional tools to navigate young adulthood.

The film explores how we got here and how we might empower our kids. Potential solutions are offered by the leaders of this movement, including former Stanford Dean and author of How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims, biological psychologist Peter Gray and others.

Registration for this event will close on October 19th at 5:30 pm.

For more information, please contact us via email at or call (510) 982-4764.

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Organizer of Chasing Childhood, presented by Chesterfield County Public Schools

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