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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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Andrea Spiritos

​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”....



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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...



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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...




How Your Child Can…

Score High SATs, Get Into a Top College and Still Have a Life!

by Dan Molloy

As parents of high school students, you want your children to have the best possible options when it comes to selecting a college…
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Guest Column

Social Skills for Managing the Business of Life

by Faye de Muyshondt

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.”


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