Parent Book Jams (PBJs)

CPN Parent Book Jams

CPN’s 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. You do not need to read the book before attending the PBJ. The PBJs typically include:

  • Book overview
  • Implications for parenting
  • Tips and tools
  • Interactive discussion

Check our events page for upcoming PBJs

Past PBJ books:

October 2017 – Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

February 2017 – Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain
   THANK YOU to Vernon Area Library’s Heather Hageli for moderating the discussion.
Click here for an excerpt of Quiet Power
Click here for an interview with Susan Cain by nprEd’s Elissa Nadworny
Click here for Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution (QR) website, here for QR’s Parenting and Kids page, and here for QR’s Parenting Quiet Kids course.
November 2016 Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers: A Step-By-Step Guide to Balancing Your Child’s Use of Technology by Lucy Jo Palladino
     THANK YOU to Vernon Area Library’s Heather Blake for moderating the
December 2015Age of Opportunity by Laurence Steinberg
    THANK YOU to Laurence Steinberg for participating in Q&A via Twitter Chat and            Dr. Cristina Cortesi for moderating the discussion.
October 2015The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber