NORWOOD, N.J. -- The dangers of social media and screen time were explained to parents at a special presentation hosted by the Norwood PTO on Tuesday.
Psychotherapist Tom Kersting gave parents advice about about limiting the use of electronics and getting youth back into natural play and personal interactions.
Kersting is the founder and owner of Valley Family Counseling LLC in Ridgewood.
Kersting is the co-host of the cable television A&E series, "Surviving Marriage," which follows couples on the brink of divorce who are stranded on a remote island for an extreme form of therapy designed to repair their troubled marriages.
He is a licensed psychotherapist, and is a sought-after expert in the field of mental health, family and relationships.
Kersting has provided advice to millions through regular television appearances, radio and print, seminars and private sessions.
He is also an expert in health and fitness and is the author of the book, Losing Weight When Diets Fail (Harbor Press, 2007).
He holds advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. in Clinical Hypnotherapy (alternative/non-traditional) from Kona University (formerly American Pacific University).
He's also a former semi-professional baseball player, and is a dedicated weight-trainer and distance runner. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.