Be Involved, Be Informed,
We provide education, information and a communication network to inform parents about social and developmental issues. With these tools we strive to help parents communicate openly, effectively and consistently with their children.
Fall Seminar 2015
Liz Repking, Founder of Cyber Safety and Consulting, and
Chauncey Parker, Special Policy Advisor in the Manhattan DA’s
office, spoke eloquently from both a professional and parental
perspective, urging parents to remember: “Choices matter.
Talk to your kids.”
Frank Bruni on College
November 2015 PIA Fall Benefit
Frank Bruni, acclaimed New York Times Columnist and author of Where
You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, reminded a sold out, rapt PIA Benefit
audience that there are “any number of . . . educational paths that get
you to distinction, accomplishment, success, contentment.”
PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHT
Dr. Melissa Donohue
Fall 2016 PIA School Rep Luncheon
Start early, said Dr. Donohue, Founder and Principal of Financial
Nutrition. It’s the best way to counter our reluctance since, often,
“we’d rather talk to our kids about sex than money.” Offering
compelling reasons to push past the discomfort, and clear
guidelines for doing so, Dr. Donohue enlightened her audience
with practical and welcome advice.
February 2016 TEEN SCENE XXX
Celebrating its 30th year, Teen Scene brought together an
articulate set of teen panelists with the skillful, beloved PIA
Moderator Lucy Martin Gianino, giving the sold out audience
yet another evening of insight, fresh perspective and, ultimately,
reassurance about their teen children.
An Evening for Fathers
with Ron Lieber
Fathers Forum 2016
The large crowd of Dads present at the Dalton School on
March 1 enjoyed a lively evening with New York Times
columnist and author, Ron Lieber. Referencing his recent book,
The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded,
Generous and Smart About Money, Ron offered a thoughtful
and thought-provoking focus on values and hard choices.
People often ask me, “Why do we struggle so hard to change our habits–why do we so often fail?” There are a few reasons, but there’s one big one — a popular myth about habits that leads people astray. It makes them accuse themselves of being lazy, self-indulgent, and lacking in will power. It causes them to fail. What is this myth? It’s the myth that there’s a magic, one-size-fits-all solution for habit change…
As the winter holidays approach, chilly days and early evenings drive us inside for warmth and light and family togetherness. It feels lucky to be
PIA was founded over 30 years ago to address an urgent need to help parents prevent teen substance abuse. We have broadened our goals to include helpi
Do you eat the fabulous artisanal chocolate bar one square at a time over the course of a week or do you eat it all at once? If you eat it all at once
According to statistics some 20-25% of young women are sexually assaulted on college campuses, said Lisa Oshrow, a Health and Sexual Educator, kicking
Nobody wants to raise a spoiled child. As Ron Lieber, the guest speaker at this year’s Fathers Only event, reminded us: “Spoiled is a verb, not just a
PIA’s signature event, Teen Scene XXX, celebrated its 30th birthday February 1st, reassuring the audience that their kids really are okay - despite...
Anyone you know applying to college? Few situations are as charged as the admissions process, and application mania, while a treatable condition,
“We’d rather talk to our kids about sex than about money,” was the quip with which Dr. Melissa Donohue, Founder and Principal of Financial Nutrition,
Virtually all parents – when they have doubts or agonize over solving a child-rearing problem – share a drive to reach the goal that trumps all others
You care deeply about your child’s nutrition. You’ve read the rising – and frightening – statistics on the overweight/ obesity/diabetes epidemic…
Six weeks ago Faye de Muyshondt’s second child, Oliver, was born; six years ago she gave birth to socialsklz:-). Before Oliver came marriage and...
NYC-PIA’s annual “Fathers Only” took on a unique format for a full house of over 230 dads at the Hewitt School this year. Hosted by PIA Board Member..
“Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later” - Dr. Robin Berman’s UK book title - succinctly captures the message and tone of her very entertaining presentation...
Parents have a lot more power than they may realize to prevent teens from sliding into substance abuse. That was the strong message a sell-out...
“When you pictured having a family, what did that look like? Who was your child going to be to you, and for you?” So began the interactive...
On a Tuesday night in October, in an auditorium filled to capacity at the Nightingale-Bamford School, parents viewed “Out of Reach,” a documentary...
Karen Finerman spoke to the sell-out audience at NYC-Parents in Action’s annual Mother’s Day Benefit held on May 13, 2014…
Sometimes an article is hard to write because its content lies close to the heart. Such was the case with this writer, reporting on Dr. Catherine...