Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Wise Minded Parenting" Topic Of Tonight's Lecture At Villa Academy


Villa Academy (5001 NE 50th Street) is having a lecture tonight from 7-9pm in the Rainbow Theater called "Wise Minded Parenting."

The information says:

This event is co-sponsored by Assumption-St. Bridget (ASB). Laura Kastner is a clinical psychologist and clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Kastner is a nationally recognized author and speaker and has written the following books: The Seven Year Stretch: How Families Work Together To Grow Through Adolescence The Launching Years: Strategies for Parents from Senior Year to College Life Getting to Calm: Cool-headed strategies for parenting tweens and teens. Join us for a powerful discussion on parenting strategies that support your child’s development of social and emotional resilience.
When we envision our parenting experience after infancy, we think of cuddling with our children, enjoying books and puzzles and teaching them life skills. And then reality ensues, and we also experience rudeness, non-compliance, and down-right defiance of your reasonable rules. Yes, that is normal child development. How much should you prioritize respect, manners and chores? And how do you improve their homework and achievement habits? You know you’re supposed to give them wiggle-room for mistakes and moodiness, but still—how do you implement strategies that truly engender cooperation?  
In this presentation, Dr. Kastner will review some of the "best practices" in parenting that have emerged over the last fifty years of research and highlight recent research in the field which are game changers. For instance, did you know that compared to IQ scores, self-control is twice as predictive of success in adulthood? And that trying to discipline a child in the midst of an extreme outburst will backfire, worsen your relationship and lead to poorer outcomes in their development? And if you don’t know a whole lot about the science of emotions, you’re really missing the boat!  
Come join us for a stimulating discussion about wise-minded parenting strategies and the predictors of success in adolescence. Dr. Kastner will present highlights from her new book, Wise-minded Parenting, and answer your questions about any aspect of parenting adolescents.  
Dr. Kastner is a clinical professor in the departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She is the co-author of four books on adolescent development, numerous published academic articles and many parenting articles. She also has a private practice in which she sees children, couples and families.

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