Thursday, December 15, 2011

2012 ParentMap Lecture Series

Early bird special now on sale: $99 for all seven lectures

From bullying to puberty, children and teens have a lot to deal with in their lives, which means their parents do, too. ParentMap, the Northwest's premiere parenting resource, has announced the lineup for its spring parent-lecture series. Families will get the chance to hear these experts speak about a variety of relevant parenting issues.

The line up includes:

Ashley Merryman
NurtureShock: New Twists That Shape Children's Success
March 1, 2012 -- Washington Cathedral, Redmond
Topic age range: 3-12 years

The best-selling author of NurtureShock offers an exploration of revealing research identifying hidden “thrive factors” for kids that will forever change our thinking about learning, creativity, and academic achievement.

Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D
Aliens On Planet Teen (&Tween!): A Survival Guide For Parents

March 6, 2012 -- Town Hall Seattle
Topic age range: 10-16 years

Parents marooned among volatile and incomprehensible aliens (aka. teens & tweens) discover the drivers behind adolescent behavior and insights for living in peace together at home from the best-selling author of multiple titles, including "Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me" & "Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager."

Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.
Seattle Mama Doc: Health, Happiness and Family Balance

March 21, 2012 -- Meydenbauer Center Theater, Bellevue
Topic age range: Birth-8 years

For today’s parents, balance is the greatest challenge. Celebrated local pediatrician, and mom who does it all, discusses the work/home juggling act, technology use, and role of smart decision-making in caring for our children.

Rosetta Lee
Beyond Sticks and Stones: Parenting Essentials To Prevent & Address Bullying

April 10, 2012 -- Nesholm Family Lecture Hall, Seattle
Topic age range: 8-16 years

What every parent needs to know about bullying: warning signs, boy/girl and cultural differences, guidance for handling at home and school, helping your child to speak up and stay safe.

Julie Metzger and Rob Lehman
Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?

May 1, 2012 -- Seattle Children's Theatre
Topic age range: 9-14 years

Real questions and real answers for parents having conversations with their kids about puberty and sex. Learn from local experts, Metzger and Lehman, how to guide your child on their journey through adolescence.

John Gottman, Ph.D.
Making Marriage Work: Building Trust, Love and Loyalty

May 10, 2012 -- Town Hall Seattle
The Science of Trust--new research on marriage and parenting from award-winning Dr. Gottman. The author of 40 books including The New York Times bestseller "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" and "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail…and How You Can Make Yours Last."

Howard Behar
Coffee Talk: A Conversation for Teens on Passions and Life Purpose

May 15, 2012 -- Village Theatre, Issaquah
Topic age range: 13-18 years

An empowering talk on leadership for teens and their parents. Drawing on his incredible life experiences, former president of Starbucks inspires teens to explore their values and begin plotting a course to realize their dreams.

Click here to purchase your early bird package now through Dec. 31. 
Visit this website to learn more about the lectures. 

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