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Spring Seminar 2020

NYC – Parents in Action in partnership with the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai presents Marijuana Now: What Parents Need to Know. Please join us to hear from our panel of experts as they answer questions about the effects of marijuana on the developing brain, policy trends, social and health impacts of today’s high potency marijuana and more. Moderated by Juju Chang, Co-Anchor of “Nightline,” ABC News.

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From the Editors

The Latest Warnings Against Vaping

Our February 2019 editorial, “The Dual Face of JUUL,” warned parents of a threat facing our kids, of nicotine addiction from Juul and other e-cigarette use. The facts reported then still stand – the risk of nicotine addiction and its negative health impacts are substantial – but recently the downside of vaping has risen considerably, now including consequences that may be lethal.

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In Case You Missed it

Past Event

NYC- Parents in Action Appreciation Luncheon 2019: Elizabeth Allen, Ph.D., Explains “Mindful Parenting”

“Being a parent is really hard!” exclaimed Dr. Elizabeth Allen, eliciting vigorous nods of recognition and a few rueful chuckles from the audience at the NYC-PIA Appreciation Luncheon on December 5, 2019.

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Past Event

Enlightening Parents on the Power of Emotional Intelligence – Fall Seminar 2019

“So, how’s everybody feeling?” asked Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission to Feel, greeting an eager audience at Trevor Day High School on November 19.

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2019 Fall Benefit: The Science of Happiness

On a recent Wednesday at The New York Athletic Club in a dining room with iconic views of Central Park, author, professor and child psychiatrist Alan Schlechter stood before an assembled group of PIA supporters talking about happiness.

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Q&A Corner

Becky Thomas: Ask The Expert

What better way to stay informed and involved than by connecting with experts in our community? To kick off what will be the first in PIA’s new series called the “Q&A Corner: Ask The Expert,” we spoke to Becky Thomas, one of the founders of the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), an organization that offers parent education groups to discuss childhood development with other parents and parent educators.

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