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A Crash Course in Parenting: Conversations on the Green

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tech <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Gunnery.jpg" style="width: 588px; height: 396px;"></p> <p>A Crash Course in Parenting will be a town hall style event that will take place at The Gunnery this Sunday, October 25th at 3:00 pm. All proceeds will benefit Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc., a non-profit agency that provides referrals for affordable mental health and social services in Litchfield County.</p> <p>This Conversations on the Green special event features Julie Lythcott-Haims & Jessica Lahey and the discussion will be moderated by Jane Whitney.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Julie.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px;"></p> <p>A former Stanford University Dean of Freshman and Undergraduate Advising, Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the award-winning “How To Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success.” The book, published earlier this summer, is an expose of the harms of helicopter parenting and a manifesto for allowing children to sally forth independently, and to develop the resilience and inner resourcefulness to become thriving adults. “Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure, a psychologist, sociologist and anthropologist rolled into one,” says Madeline Levine, the author of The New York Times bestsellers “The Price of Privilege” and “Teach Your Children Well.” “Witty, wise and dead-on, Lythcott-Haims is a tonic for what ails this generation of kids and parents.”<br>  </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Jessica-Lahey-150x150.jpeg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px;"></p> <p>Jessica Lahey is a mother, educator, author, and speaker. She writes the bi-weekly column “The Parent-Teacher Conference” for the New York Times, is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and a commentator on Vermont Public Radio. Her book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, was published in August to critical acclaim. A wise, engaging book, steeped in scientific research and tempered with common sense.” said Daniel T. Willingham, author of Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom. “Lahey offers one of the most important parenting messages of our times: Unless we allow our children to learn how to take on challenges, they won’t thrive in school and in life. Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. “Her extremely helpful book tells her story, compiles research, and provides hundreds of doable suggestions.”</p> <p>The discussion will take place at the Gunnery School, 22 Kirby Road in Washington, Connecticut. A portion of all tickets is tax deductible and they are available at two levels; individual tickets are $45 and 'Angels on the Green' at $250 which includes preferred seating and a chance to meet the speakers at a cocktail reception after the 'conversation'.<br><br> For tickets or more information<br> email: greenwoodspresents@gmail.com or call 860-806-6003<br> or click here to <a href="http://greenwoodsreferrals.org/conversations-on-the-green-oct25/">register now</a>.</p> <p> </p>

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