Event note: This event is filling quickly, and we anticipate the need for an overflow space with additional seating for guests to view the presentation. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Seating is not assigned, but we will hold a section of reserved seats for those guests who pre-registered until 6:50 pm. At that time, any unfilled seats in the reserved area will be open, and walk-in guests will be encouraged to be seated.
Beyond Resilience: Helping your child to become UnFragile
In an evening sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School and Rockhurst High School, Dr. Leonard Sax will present and discuss evidence that American children are more fragile, and more likely to become anxious and/or depressed and/or disengaged, compared with American kids from the same demographic just ten years ago.
Topics will include:
Evidence-based guidelines for best practice in parenting
What parents need to know about recent research on social media such as Instagram and Snapchat
How best to respond when your child experiences disappointment
Why so many American kids are now anxious or depressed or disengaged, and what you can do to improve the odds for your child
Leonard Sax MD PhD graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT at the age of 19. He earned his PhD in psychology, and his MD, from the University of Pennsylvania. In this presentation, he draws upon his 26 years of clinical experience, as well as his visits to more than 400 schools over the past 16 years, to share his recommendations for his fellow parents. More information about Dr. Sax and his four books, including the New York Times bestseller The Collapse of Parenting, is online at www.leonardsax.com.
“Dr. Sax’s presentation catalysed something very difficult to attain: behavioral change. He brought the key points home with power. I was gladdened and heartened to see a standing-room-only crowd, riveted, spellbound. His message resonates.” Dr. Patricia Shanley, Princeton Common Ground, Princeton, New Jersey
This event is open to the community, but please register to help us plan accordingly.