The first Positive Parenting Talk of the school year took place on October 16, 2015 and was well-attended. In collaboration with the Gateway psychology team, we welcomed back two speakers from the Child Mind Institute:
- The Lower School presentation, led by Dr. Mandi Silverman, focused on creating and maintaining structure at home, including limit- and boundary-setting, the importance of consistency, and providing children with clear expectations. Dr. Silverman also addressed how to create effective behavioral principles and how to maintain them when siblings are involved.
- The Middle School presentation, led by Dr. Kristen Carothers, addressed the impact of social media and gaming on young adolescents, as well as ways to set limits and keep kids safe.
The next Positive Parenting Talk is scheduled for March 18, 2016—mark your calendars!