The Good News About Bad Behavior: A Workshop for Parents

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

A powerful workshop about helping children thrive and succeed with Katherine Reynolds Lewis.

In this workshop, Katherine Reynolds Lewis will share her new book’s findings about the rising incidence of behavioral and mood disorders—such as ADHD, anxiety and depression— and explain how successful discipline practices teach children the art of self-control.

Lewis spent five years investigating a crisis of self-regulation in modern children: observing families at the dinner table, meeting educators who are transforming the school experience for kids with attention and mood disorders and studying the latest scientific research.

In this interactive workshop, she will share encouraging ideas for easing the biggest pain points parents experience, without resorting to punishments or rewards.

Parents will learn creative ways to end battles over mornings, homework, chores, sibling fights, mealtimes, bedtime, screen time, and kids' lack of motivation, respect or cooperation.

This workshop is complimentary.

Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning independent journalist, author and parent educator based in the Washington, DC, area who writes for The Atlantic, Parents, USA Today's magazine group, the Washington Post, and Working Mother. Formerly, Lewis served as a national correspondent for Bloomberg and Newhouse News Service, and earned fellowships with the Education Writers Association and Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Her 2018 book, The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever -- And What to Do About It, has been covered by numerous national and international media, including NPR, CNN, The New York Times, Washingtonian, NPR, CNN, and outlets in Australia, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, Brazil, The Philippines, Singapore and South Korea. She graduated from Harvard University with a physics degree and is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Maryland.

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