2013 92Y Parenting Conference Videos

Ron Taffel: Childhood Unbound! Keys to Confident Parenting in an Age of Anxiety

Do you feel like parenting is more complicated now than it was for your parents? Does it seem like your kids are far more sophisticated than you were – but also more anxious? You are not alone. Get a better understanding of why you feel that way and what you can do it about it.

Dr. JoAnn Deak: Fantastic Elastic Brain: The Most Updated Information About Brain Development in Children

Your children come into the world with a certain amount of hard-wiring, but what happens in your child’s brain during the "magic decade" from birth to 10 years old will astound you. Download Deak's "10 Brain Rules" [PDF].

Dr. Michael Thompson: How to Give Your Child Confidence and Independence: Eight Things Parents Cannot Do For Their Children (But Wish They Could)

How do you instill confidence in your child? Sometimes, you need to step back and let your kids figure it out for themselves. Why getting away from you (for a little while) might be just thing your kids need.

Dr. Susan Linn: Raising Children in a Digitized and Commercialized World: Challenges for Parents and How to Meet Them

Touch screens, iPads, apps, streaming video, Google, and unlimited amounts of information at our fingertips. How much is too much? Why is the screen so irresistible? Is childhood just one big commercial? Find out how are your children affected by all that screen time and the barrage of commercial messages aimed at them – and what you can do about it.

Lydia H. Soifer, Ph.D.: The Words We Use: Linking Language, Learning and Literacy

How strong is the link between language skills and social development? How are words and language development critical to understanding the world around you? What are the red flags and warning signs that might signal language challenges?

Expert Roundtable hosted by Dana Points

All five experts join editor-in-chief of Parents and American Baby magazines, Dana Points, for a roundtable discussion and Q&A.



Pre-Conference Videos

Ron Taffel: "Creating Communities for Children"

See Dr. Taffel will speak at 92Y’s Parenting conference on Feb 11-12.

Michael Thompson: “You Can’t Choose Your Child’s Friends”

Dr. Thompson will speak at 92Y’s Parenting Conference on Feb 11-12.

Ron Taffel: “Parental Anxiety”

See Dr. Taffel speak at 92Y’s Parenting conference on Feb 11-12.

Lydia Soifer: “What Parents Need to Know About Language”

See Lydia Soifer speak at 92Y’s Parenting conference on Feb 11-12.

Michael Thompson: “How to Control Your Children in a Digital World”

See Michael Thompson speak at 92Y’s Parenting conference on Feb 11-12.


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