CPN’s new Parent Book Jam (or PBJ!) sessions are discussion groups designed to talk about books by CPN speakers or other books of interest to our parenting community. Our featured book on December 7 is Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence by Laurence Steinberg. You don’t have to read the book to come, although readers are welcome. We will review the content of the book at the beginning of our session, share tools or insights that might help apply the book content, and then open discussion. JUST ADDED: Dr. Steinberg will participate in a question and answer session LIVE via Twitter chat during the latter part of the discussion!
One reviewer writes, “[Age of Opportunity is] simply the best book I have ever read about adolescence, and I say this as both the father of seven and as a scientist who works in this field. Steinberg guides us through truly novel findings on what happens during adolescence and tells us how, as parents and teachers, we should change our ways.” —Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph. D., author of Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child
The session will be co-facilitated by CPN members and our special guest, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, Stevenson’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator. Dr. Cortesi earned her PhD in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She will be a tremendous resource as we discuss this book and its insights into parenting adolescents.
Event is free, but registration is requested for planning purposes via EVENTBRITE.
Intended audience: Parents of children age 10-25. You do not have to have read the book in order to attend.
Refreshments will be served.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS IN THE ORANGE ANNEX BUILDING BEHIND THE LIBRARY. PARK AT THE BACK (NORTH END) OF THE LIBRARY’S PARKING LOT.