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What do you really need to know?

Our renowned experts present the latest information about healthy child and family development and how to raise independent and resilient children.

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Mon, Feb 10, 9:15 am-2:30 pm, $99.

9:15-9:30 am Welcoming Remarks
Sally Tannen, Director 92Y Parenting Center
Dana Points, Editor Parents Magazine
9:30-10:15 am Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair in Conversation with Dana Points (with audience Q&A)
The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
10:15-11:00 am Dr. Edward Hallowell
How to Raise Children So They Turn Out the Way You Dream They Might
11:00- 11:15 am Break
11:15 am-12:00 pm Dr. JoAnn Deak
From the Neck Up: Differences in Brain Development in Boys and Girls
12:00-12:45 pm Dr. Harold Koplewicz
When to Worry about Your Kid’s Worries
12:45-1:30 pm Dr. Ron Taffel
Reclaiming Your Parental Authority and Staying in Charge – It’s a Good thing!
1:30-2:15 pm Reception - An informal setting to bring your questions to presenters and talk with other parents.


Madame Alexander is a supporting sponsor of 92Y’s Parenting Center.

92nd Street Y Parenting Center is generously supported by an endowment gift from an anonymous donor. Major support is also provided by Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovic; Kristen and Jonathan Korngold; and UrbanSitter.

Presenter Bios

Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, is a psychiatrist and president of the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming mental health care for the world’s children. He has received awards from the American Psychiatric Association, NAMI and the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has been at the forefront of public education to dispel myths and stigma surrounding children and teens living with psychiatric disorders. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and author of several books, including It’s Nobody’s Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and their Parents and More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression.

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is a psychologist, consultant and educator whose focus is on strengthening children’s social and emotional resilience to unhealthy cultural values, and helping schools develop programs to support children’s confidence. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and associate psychologist at McLean Hospital. Her book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, looks at how the internet and the digital revolution are changing childhood and family dynamics, and offers solutions for parents as they shepherd their children through the technological wilderness.

Dr. Edward Hallowell is a psychiatrist who's been in practice for over 25 years. He is the founder of the Hallowell Centers in New York, Boston and San Francisco, and the author of eighteen books including The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and is considered to be one of the foremost experts on the topic of ADHD. He is the co-author, with Dr. John Ratey, of Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction. And, with Dr. Peter Jensen, he wrote Superparenting for ADD.

Dr. Ron Taffel is one of the most esteemed specialists in child rearing in the country. He is the author of eight books, the latest entitled, Childhood Unbound: Authoritative Parenting for the 21st Century, and over one hundred articles on parenting and professional training. Additional books include Nurturing Good Children Now, The Second Family and Parenting by Heart. Dr. Taffel consults with schools and community centers nationally. He serves as the chair of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and has a child and family therapy practice in New York City. Dr. Taffel has been featured in The New York Times, "20/20," "Dateline," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Primetime Live" and "Larry King."

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Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

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