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Be Involved, Be Informed,
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.

About Us

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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.


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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.


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Mother's Day Benefit 2015

Monday, ​May 11, 201​5    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.


Facilitated Parent Talks

What’s a ‘Parent Talk’?

Words From Our Chair of Facilitation
Laurie Freeman, PhD

Every parent knows that parenting today is fraught with complicated issues, and that as our kids get older, the issues only get more complicated…

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Guest Column

Everything Winter Inspires Everything Summer

by Jill Tipograph

It’s hard to believe that the warm, sunny, fulfilling days of summer are a memory, now that we are immersed in the school year (sigh). Your child’s summer experiences can help you determine her school year activities. Like the summer, school breaks and vacations are ideal times to regroup as a family…


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November Question of the Month


How many hours per day does your child spend using social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat)?

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