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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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MOTHER'S DAY 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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Online Safety

with Liz Repking & Chauncey Parker

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.”

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Frank Bruni on College
Admissions Mania

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.”

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Money Learning,
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.

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PIA’s Signature
Teen Panel

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.

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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.

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Spotlight on Facilitators:
MAGGIE LEAR

by Melanie Wells

Maggie Lear, in her third year as a PIA facilitator, finds that “good facilitation is so much more of an art than a science.” Maggie notes she is “enjoying” it, and recalls that she first learned about PIA…
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Guest Column

Don’t Fall for the Common Habits Myth that Stops People from Making Successful Change

by Gretchen Rubin
PIA

Recently, college campuses have devoted a great deal of thought and debate to the crucial issue of “consent,” with specific 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…

 Question of the Month: May

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Studies probing the effect of parents offering sips of alcohol to their kids, are receiving growing attention. Where do you stand on “sipping?”

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