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Save the Date: Parent Series Tackles Ways to Develop Teen Coping Skills

Madeline Levine, a psychologist featured in the film "Race to Nowhere," will discuss ways parents can shift focus from developing stressed-out children driven to succeed to helping develop children who have successful coping skills.

From Glenbard Township High School District 87

The Glenbard Parent Series - GPS - Navigating Healthy Families presents Madeline Levine in Teach Your Teens Well: Parenting for Authentic Success.

This workshop will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the auditorium at Glenbard West, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Our increasingly competitive world has led to tremendous anxiety about our children's futures. This kind of pressure is not helping our young people become the meaningful contributors we desire and accomplishes little in assisting the next generation in becoming resilient and accomplished adults. 

Parents who attend this workshop will receive the practical tools needed to raise motivated adolescents who are capable of achieving healthy and resilient lives.  

Levine, a prominently featured child psychologist in the film "Race to Nowhere" and author of the bestseller "The Price of Privilege" is back after a standing room only audience at last year's GPS program.

Her new book, "Teach Your Children Well," argues that the development of skills needed to be successful in the 21st century include self-awareness, creativity, confidence, innovation and collaboration. Until parents embrace the core values and choices that will lead their children to possess these attributes, we will continue to raise exhausted, externally driven, stressed-out, emotionally impaired children. 

Levine will demonstrate how to shift our focus to a parenting style that centers on developing teens' coping skills and the protective factors that will contribute to both academic success and a sense of purpose, well-being, and connection to others.

Before this great workshop begins, join us at 6:30 p.m. for a let's talk: parent-to-parent, drop-in discussion group.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, an affiliate of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundation, and in partnership with the Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE).

This program is free and open to all. No advance registration is required. Students also are encouraged to attend. 

For more information or to reserve one of our 10 headsets for translation purposes, contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7573 or by email at this e-mail address.

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