Ellen Small Parents’ Association Speaker Series 2019-2020

Ellen Small Parents’ Association Speaker Series 2019-2020

Presented by the Parents’ Association. Always free and open to the public.

CATHERINE PEARLMAN, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.

Author of Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction, Dr. Pearlman teaches frustrated, stressed-out parents that selectively ignoring certain behaviors can actually inspire positive changes in their kids. Sometimes, the whining, complaining, begging, and negotiating, can make parenting seem more like a chore than a pleasure. Dr. Pearlman, a syndicated columnist and one of America’s leading parenting experts, has a simple yet revolutionary solution: Ignore It! This event follows a *brief* Parents’ Association Opening Meeting and is is co-sponsored by Park Connects. Book signing to follow


B. JANET HIBBS, Ph.D, M.E.T. and ANTHONY ROSTAIN, M.D., M.A.
NOVEMBER 18, 2019 • 7 p.m.

Drs. Hibbs and Rostain are the authors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years. These two leading child and adolescent mental health experts help parents of college and college-bound students who want to know what’s normal mental health and behavior, what’s not, and how to intervene before it’s too late. Book signing to follow.

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LIKE FILM SCREENING followed by discussion with PARK HEALTH TEAM
FEBRUARY 19, 2020 • 7 p.m.

LIKE is a documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know? By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together. 

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HEAD INJURY PREVENTION with Athletics Trainer DAN LOPEZ
APRIL 15, 2020 • 7 p.m.

Park School Athletic Trainer DAN LOPEZ leads a discussion focused on the latest research on sports-related head injuries and how to prevent them. Information will be relevant to families with children of all ages involved in both competitive and recreational play. Additional guest experts to be announced.