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A Crash Course in Parenting: Conversations on the Green

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.

This Conversations on the Green special event features Julie Lythcott-Haims & Jessica Lahey and the discussion will be moderated by Jane Whitney.

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.”
 

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.”

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'.

For tickets or more information
email: greenwoodspresents@gmail.com or call 860-806-6003
or click here to register now.

 

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