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Parent Speaker Series

2019-20 Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, October 30th - Guli Fager  
All parents are invited to join us for a conversation with Guli Fager. Guli will talk about normative relational and sexual development, strategies for being an "askable parent" and recommended resources for various ages. Open to all!

Monday, December 9th - Executive Functioning 
Join us for a panel discussion with Westtown School's Learning, Health, and Wellness team. Our experts will share what every parent needs to know about the role of executive functioning in their child's academic and social-emotional world. This is open to all.

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Children's books- appropriate to read for Lower School children
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain  by Joann Deak
My Day is Ruined  by Bryan Smith (to teach cognitive flexibility)
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Pett and Rubinstien (self regulation)
A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood (taking time out for self regulation)
Mindset Matters by Bryan Smith (on Intentionality)

For Parents (and Teens interested in learning about EF)
Smart but Scattered: Children by Dawson and Guare
Smart but Scattered: Teens by Dawson and Guare
Late, Lost and Unprepared  by Joyce Cooper - Kahn and Laurie Dietzel
FLIPP the Switch by Wilkins and Burmeister (Relevant for ages 3-22)
Train Your Brain for Success. A Teens Guide to EF by Kulman 

For Parents with Executive Functioning Challenges
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Kolberg and Nadeau

Thursday, January 23nd  - Caron Foundation  
What Parents Need to Know About Vaping  - 8:00 am in the Belfry 

Join us for coffee and a conversation with Gretchen Hagenbuch on Vaping: What Parents Need to Know. Gretchen Hagenbuch joined Caron Treatment Centers as Regional Coordinator of Student Assistance Programs in 2018. Gretchen has over two decades of experience in the education field, specializing in the delivery of alcohol and other drug prevention presentations.

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