Articles & Guest Columns

Transitions

by Pamela Awad Transitions.  The word belies a process that can leave one feeling halfway to nowhere. A conversation on confidently preparing for transitions took place on a warm day in early May with Catherine Birndorf and Pamela Weinberg, speaking on behalf of Parents in Action at the School Relations Lunch.  The take–away? Lean in to a change of direction, a change of heart or a change of mind, own it, and prepare for it -preparation leads to confidence and...
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Karen Finerman’s Strategies for Life

by Meg Sheridan Karen Finerman spoke to the sell-out audience at NYC-Parents in Action’s annual Mother’s Day Benefit held on May 13,2014, on “How to get out of your own way and be the woman you are meant to be.” She is the CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, a panelist on CNBC’s “Fast Money”, and mother of four – two sets of twins. Ms. Finerman began by explaining that her mother raised her as a Calvinist. That is, her mother...
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Teen Scene 2014

By Lisa Huffines Sex, drugs and social media. These are concerns of today’s parents, and they’re not so different from those of generations past. On February 10 before a packed house at The Trinity School, a panel of sixteen New York City independent school ninth- through twelfth-graders shed light on just what’s going on with teens today. Lucy Martin Gianino, who has moderated twenty-six of Parents in Action’s twenty-eight Teen Scene discussions, noted that the teens on her first panels...
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From the President’s Letter – Fall 2014

Dear Fellow Parents, Welcome back to the 2014-15 school year!  NYC-Parents In Action is delighted to present our new website at parentsinaction.org. Along with a brand new look, our new website offers an interactive “Question of the Month;” a rotating featured article; and “Talking About,” a two part glance at communication, parent to parent (current hot topics) and parent to child (tips for communicating with your kids). Instead of a separate newsletter, we’ll steadily stream material to you via this...
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