Recent Events

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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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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Survival Guide to Parenting Teens with Joani Geltman

May 6th, 2015

Author and parenting expert, Joani Geltman shared some helpful tips and strategies for a maintaining a strong relationship with your teen throughout these challenging years.  Click below for our Top Ten Takeaways from Joani Geltman’s, Survival Guide to Parenting Teens. joani geltman top ten 2015

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Empowering Parents in Special Education

March 24th, 2015

Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves, authors of Parents have the Power to Make Special Education Work, spoke out on lessons learned from their 15 year journey with a son in special education.  The authors provided parents with practical ideas and strategies on how they can become better advocates for their children. top ten special ed

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Calming the College Admissions Frenzy

January 29th, 2015

We were thrilled to bring back Admissions Guru Marilee Jones, former Director of Admissions at MIT, in January 2015. Marilee provided a talk for juniors during the day, followed by a parent presentation in the evening and two follow up workshops for parents the next day. Click here for the Top Ten Takeaways from these college

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Raising Calm, Confident and Happy Kids

November 19th, 2014

Dr. Ned Hallowell, clinical psychologist, best selling author and world renown expert on ADHD, spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in Duxbury on the importance of connection in raising happy, calm and confident children. Get the Top Ten Takeaways here.

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The Big Disconnect

October 20th, 2014

Best selling author and clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair presented a timely and important message on balancing technology and family life.  Click here for the Top Ten Takeaways The Big Disconnect – Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.

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