What Parents Need to Know – Live Webcast, Feb. 10 Parenting Conference at New York's 92nd Street Y

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Four renowned parenting experts give parents tips on: the digital world and parenting; re-claiming parental authority; when to worry and when not to; and how to raise children so that they turn out how parents dream they might.

How is the digital world impacting children? And how does it affect parenting? Can parents raise the child of their dreams? What does it mean to “take charge” as a parent?

Four of the country’s leading child-development experts tackle these questions and more at 92nd Street Y’s second annual Parenting Conference, Monday, February 10 from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 pm.

The conference talks are available via Livecast to parents everywhere at http://www.92Y.org/livecast; parents can also follow the conversation on Twitter, #92Yparenting. Tickets to the half-day conference and reception at 92Y in New York are $99.

The experts are Catherine Steiner-Adair, psychologist, consultant, educator and author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age; Harold Koplewicz, psychiatrist and president of the Child Mind Institute in New York; Edward Hallowell, psychiatrist and founder of the Hallowell Centers (for ADHD treatment) in New York, Boston and San Francisco; and Ron Taffel, family therapist and chair of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. For more information about the experts, visit: http://www.92y.org/parentingconf.

The conference kicks off with opening remarks by Parents magazine Editor-in-Chief Dana Points, who also interviews Dr. Steiner-Adair. It concludes with a reception, at which parents are invited to mingle and talk-one-on-one with the experts and each other.

Fretta Reitzes, creator of the 92Y Parenting Conference and director of 92Y’s children’s programming, sees the Parenting Conference as an opportunity to give parents helpful, relevant and timely information from top-tier psychologists and researchers who see thousands of children and families every year, all over the country. “At 92Y, our goal is always to help parents find the best way to understand and to parent their own children,” says Reitzes. “Every child, and every family is unique – we want to educate parents so they learn to trust themselves to make good decisions and enjoy their children more!”

Conference Schedule
Monday, February 10
9:15 am – 1:30 pm, $99 (to attend conference)
Talks available via livestream at http://www.92y.org/livecast

  • Welcoming remarks from two parenting experts: Sally Tannen, Director of 92Y’s Parenting Center; Dana Points, Parents magazine Editor-in-Chief
  • Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair in conversation with Dana Points, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age (Audience Q&A included)
  • Dr. Edward Hallowell, How to Raise Children So They Turn Out the Way You Dream They Might
  • Dr. Dr. Harold Koplewicz, When to Worry About Your Kid’s Worries
  • Dr. Ron Taffel, Reclaiming Your Parental Authority and Staying in Charge – It’s a Good Thing
  • Reception, An informal setting to bring your questions to presenters and talk with other parents.

The Madame Alexander Doll Company is a supporting sponsor of 92Y’s Parenting Center; the company will have a booth at the Parenting Conference featuring Madame Alexander products. Parents magazine is the conference’s media sponsor.

About 92nd Street Y Parenting and Family Programs
With its vast resources and expertise in parenting, early childhood education, and family development, 92Y is uniquely positioned to encourage curiosity and a love of learning, and to offer a welcoming community where parents can find support and expert guidance. From classes for parents-to-be to extensive activities for teens, 92nd Street Y provides a supportive, noncompetitive environment in which children and families can reach their full potential. 92Y offers programs for children of all ages in a huge range of areas, including art, music, dance, gymnastics, sports and aquatics; summer camps for tots to teens; programs for children with special needs; and educational outreach programs.

About 92nd Street Y
92Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, 92Y enriches lives, creates community and elevates humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y in New York City annually and many more connect through digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available on 92Yondemand.org. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit http://www.92Y.org.

Top Parenting Experts Help Moms and Dads Navigate Child-Rearing in the 21st Century

February 10, 9:15 am-1:30 pm
92Y Parenting Conference

Free Livecast: http://www.92y.org/livecast
TICKETS/INFO | http://www.92Y.org/parentingconf | 1395 Lexington Ave. | 212.415.5500
PRESS CONTACT: Andrew Sherman | 212.415.5693 | asherman(at)92y(dot)org

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