ISACS Parent Series: Raising Resilient Children

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The messages parents give their kids in everyday interactions shape their children’s confidence and resilience. Parents often underestimate how patterns of homelife influence the ways their children handle the challenges that come their way—both big and small. The exchanges you have, routines you establish, and values you convey in your everyday parenting offer daily opportunities to support children’s self-assurance and confidence. By recognizing those moments and making the most of them, you help your kids build resilience. This webinar based on the authors’ new book—Raising Kids: Your Essential Guide to Everyday Parenting—will provide tools for parents with children of all ages (It’s never too late!) to help them more effectively manage disappointment and limits, develop self-esteem, and navigate their social world. There will be time for Q&A. 

Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW is a family therapist and school consultant who counsels and speaks nationally to parents, both in her own practice and at schools, medical and mental health centers, businesses, nonprofits, and religious organizations. She served as the resident parenting coach for Apple, Gymboree, and Genentech, and has trained healthcare professionals at the Stanford Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Wong lectures at universities including Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, and U.C. San Francisco, and has consulted with faculty at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. Her parenting advice has been showcased in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Huffington Post and on a televised national satellite media tour on best parenting practices that reached over two million people across the country. She is the co-author of a newly released book Raising Kids: Your Essential Guide to Everyday Parenting. 

Olaf “Ole” Jorgenson, EdD serves as head of school at Almaden Country Day School (CA) where he works with parents and is attuned to the prevailing needs, anxieties, and concerns challenging them today. He speaks and publishes widely, including dozens of conference presentations, journal articles, and three books, across a range of subjects in education and educational leadership. His recent work concerns the impact of excessive academic demands on student wellness. He is a field instructor for the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. His parenting expertise was included in The New York Times bestselling parenting book, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free from the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims. Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/gos-cdhf-wjo Or dial: (US) +1 484-326-5417 PIN: 272149846# Learn more about Meet at: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720
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