Recent Events

Help for sensitive children (and their parents)

January 16th, 2018

On Wednesday, December 14, Kathleen Ellen, a therapist from South Shore Therapies, spoke with parents about how to help a sensitive child navigate the holidays…and every day! Ask yourself these questions to know if your child may be struggling with a form of Sensory Processing Disorder: Are chaotic gatherings difficult for your child? Do crowded

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Anxiety Author Calmed Nerves – Dr. Milo at the PAC

October 26th, 2017

This event was designed for parents searching for strategies to equip a child, and perhaps themselves, with tools to effectively manage the inevitable challenges of day to day life. On Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm in the Duxbury Performing Arts Center (PAC), Dr. Nada Milosavljevic provided info to help navigate these challenges.  Dr. Milosavljevic is a double

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Giggle More, Worry Less: A Pediatrician’s Wisdom

May 4th, 2017

On May 4, 2017, The Parent Connection and the Duxbury Free Library welcomed Dr. Gregory Parkinson to present his tips and ideas to parents with young children. Parents love. Parents worry. Parenthood is a joy, but it is difficult and stressful as well. How can you maximize the joy and minimize the stress? Pediatrician Greg

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Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

March 6th, 2017

SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age is an award-winning documentary that probes into the challenges of balancing tech use and family life, including the director’s own, and depicts everyday struggles over social media, video games, academics and even internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can

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Ask the Author Series: Parenting Without Panic

January 19th, 2017

The Parent Connection, in conjunction with the Duxbury Free Library welcomed Brenda Dater, author of Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger’s Syndrome) and Associate Director at The Aspberger/Autism Network (AANE). Brenda draws on her extensive experience as a support group leader and parent of a

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Parenting: The Struggle Is Real

November 14th, 2016

Lynne Reeves Griffin RN, MEd, family life expert, returned to Duxbury by popular demand to discuss many of the typical struggles parents face in raising today’s children. Lynne provided concrete tips and techniques to help influence your child’s behavior without controlling it, predict and prevent challenging behavior and help you to forgo punishments in favor of

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Executive Functioning with Sarah Ward

April 7th, 2016
Sarah Ward

The Parent Connection was pleased to welcome speech and language pathologist Sara Ward back to the Duxbury Performing Arts Center for two presentations on executive function skills.  The first presentation focused on preschool – grade 5 children.  The addressed the needs of middle and high school students.  Parents and educators are encouraged to attend. Executive function skills

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Drinking, Drugs and Teens

March 14th, 2016

The Parent Connection, Duxbury FACTS and the Duxbury Public Schools recently hosted a panel of speakers that focused on trends, prevention and intervention in teen drinking and drug use. Studies show that parents are the biggest influence on their teens when it comes to preventing these risky behaviors and they came out enthusiastically to hear

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