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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.
Teen Scene 2015
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trinity School, 101 West 91st Street
Our popular, sell-out signature event returns. Hear a panel of NYC
independent high school teens speak candidly, telling it like it is,
with Q and A to follow. Moderated by Lucy Martin Gianino.
Fathers Only 2015
Monday, Mar. 2, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Hewitt School, 45 East 75th Street
Our signature events for dads. Fathers Only 2015 will feature
“A Conversation About Fatherhood” with George Davison,
Grace Church School Head and father of two, using the movie
“Boyhood” as a springboard for discussion.
Mother's Day Benefit 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Colony Club, 564 Park Avenue at 62nd Street
Support PIA! Attend the Mothers Day Benefit Luncheon and hear
speaker Faye de Muyshondt, founder of socialsklz:-) workshops, and
author of socialsklz:-) for Success: How to Give Children the Skills
They Need to Thrive in the Modern World - a guide
to learning to manage the business of life.
October 2014 School Rep Luncheon
“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 presentation by Andrea Spiritos, a psychotherapist
specializing in young adulthood and parenting. Her workshop,
“Parenting with an Open Heart”....
Kids & Drugs: What Your Teen Knows
(That You Don't) About Drugs
October 2014 Seminar
On a Tuesday night in October, in an auditorium filled to capacity at
the Nightingale-Bamford School, parents viewed "Out of Reach," a
documentary film about prescription drug use among adolescents. Cyrus
Stowe, a 17-year-old high school student and filmmaker from Dallas, Texas...
Robin Berman, M.D.
November 2014 Fall Benefit
"Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later" – Dr. Robin Berman's UK book title – succinctly
captures the message and tone of her very entertaining presentation to a
delighted audience at the NYC-Parents in Action Fall Benefit on November 13.
Deceptively comedic, Dr. Berman's energetic style (and the frequent laughs it drew)
actually delivered substantive data and some profound...
In my decade of teaching elementary through high school students, as well as adults, I’ve asked, “How do you want to come across to others?” thousands of times. I hear the same words again and again, regardless of age: “Friendly, nice, happy, confident, enthusiastic.” Yet throughout our educational experience, there is seldom a single lesson given on developing these characteristics or honing vital “social skills.”