Recent Events

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

Sara 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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Nadja Reilly – Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom

March 14th, 2016


Author and Psychologist Nadja Reilly spoke Wednesday, December 2, 2015 to discuss anxiety and depression in our children. Geared toward both educators and parents, Reilly spoke about nourishing emotional wellness in all students, communicating with parents, and schoolwide mental health advocacy. For additional information on group therapy for anxiety and depression in kids and families

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Jessica Lahey’s – The Gift of Failure

September 29th, 2015


Parenting With the Big Picture in Mind Author and columnist Jessica Lahey came to Duxbury for an enlightening talk about parenting for the long-haul.   She shared her experiences as a teacher and parent, and provided countless tips and strategies to encourage independence and foster resilience in our children. TPC Top Ten Takeaways – Lahey

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