Ellen Brezovsky, LCSW. Silver Hill Hospital, will facilitate a discussion of Julie Lythcott-Haims’ bestselling book
"How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success"
In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Halms draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large.
Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.
Two opportunities to attend:
February 28, 2018
10:00-11:30 AM or 7:00-8:30PM Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton.
Registratrion is required (www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334.
Space is limited.
Sponsored by: Silver Hill Hospital, Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services,
Weston Youth Services
"Managing the Impact and Influence of Digital Devices and Content: What to do, how to do it and why it's important"
Susan Bauerfeld, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Chris Parrott, BPS Chartered Counseling Psychologist
We are all trailblazers in a new frontier - The Digital World. Travel there, via electronic devices, has become so ubiquitous, swift and compelling that it is common to find ourselves there for long stretches of time unaware of how far we have strayed from essential Physical World resources and needs. Because the digital territory is so new, and there are few, if any, experienced guides, parents often feel overwhelmed, scared, daunted and/or defeated. Some resort to Command and Control. Others throw their hands in the air. Some alternate between the two. None of these approaches are particularly helpful to kids who want and need to travel in the Digital World.
Join popular speakers Susan Bauerfeld and Chris Parrott to learn how to take a different approach based on an understanding of the science of how both devices and human relationships can influence behavior. The presentation will include practical, flexible and straightforward guidelines for teaching the skills needed to manage digital devices and content so children and parents can travel in and out of the Digital World with composure, mindfulness, resilience and good health.
This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
10:00-11:30AM Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton
Registration is recommended - www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334
7:00-8:30 PM Weston Library, 56 Norfield Road, Weston
Registration is recommended -www.westonpubliclibrary.org. click on Calendar
Sponsored by Weston Library, Weston Youth Services, SPED*NET Wilton, Wilton Library,
Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services
Save the date:
April 24th 10:00-11:30 AM Wilton Library
Susan Bauerfeld and Chris Parrott lead a follow up discussion. After trying what you have learned, bring questions and hone your skills. Minimum of 25 registrants for program. Registration required: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334