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Be Connected.

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.

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Fathers Only 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 PM
New Venue: The Dalton School, 108 East 89th St.

Our Signature Event for Dads returns, with Ron Lieber –
New York Times “Your Money” columnist, author and Dad –
who will speak on his new book The Opposite Of Spoiled:
Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous & Smart About Money.

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SPRING BENEFIT 2016
with Gretchen Rubin

Wednesday, May 11, 2016  12 - 2:00 PM
Colony Club, 564 Park Avenue

Support PIA! Come to our Spring Benefit Luncheon and hear
best-selling author Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project and Better
Than Before) offer her unique perspectives on habits and happiness.

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socialsklz-:)

with Faye​ ​de Muyshondt

May 2015 Mother's Day Benefit

Faye De Muyshondt, author of socialsklz:-) spoke at PIA’s
annual Mother’s Day luncheon. Social skills – “the missing
piece in American education” - are the foundation for everything
we do, they build self-esteem, and are vital to success in today’s
fast paced, technological world.

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Food Literacy

April 2015 School Rep Luncheon

You care deeply about your child’s nutrition. You’ve read the frightening
statistics on the obesity epidemic surging in America. So you read labels.

You limit sugary treats . . .But is that enough?

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Panel discussion on

Fatherhood

​​March 2015 Fathers Only

Some of the almost 200 fathers who attended Fathers Only
did so because ​their wives told them to come, others came
of their own volition.The standing room only crowd viewed
excerpts of the Academy Award winning film Boyhood ..

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SPOTLIGHT ON FACILITATORS:
ANN-MARIE MYERS

by Melanie Wells

In honor of our Facilitation team, PIA is introducing a new feature, “Spotlight on Our Facilitators,” to give readers a sense of the person behind the facilitator. We begin the series with Ann-Marie Myers.
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Guest Column

When and How to Talk to Children about Consent

by Lisa Osherow

Recently, college campuses have devoted a great deal of thought and debate to the crucial issue of “consent,” with specific emphasis on preventing sexual assaults. But, what exactly is consent, and when and how should we teach it? This question isn’t as simple as it sounds. A common definition for consent may be given in a few key phrases, but for some parents, just the idea of talking to their children about sexuality can be awkward.
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 Question of the Month: February

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