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Spring Seminar 2020 – CANCELLED

Dear NYC-Parents in Action Community, 
Like all of you we have been intently following the reports of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The past few weeks and days have been a reminder of just how connected we are to one another. 
Out of an abundance of caution, both NYC-Parents in Action and the Addiction Institute of Mt. Sinai have decided to cancel the Spring Seminar on Marijuana. 

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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

Teen Scene Panelists Share Hopes, Fears – and Advice for Parents

“No one wants to be met with anger when struggling.”
This wise observation from one of the panelists at
NYC-Parents in Action’s 34th annual Teen Scene underscores the importance of understanding your child. The panel of 16 NYC independent high school students, 9th thru 12th grade spoke candidly to a sold-out parent audience on February 10, 2020.

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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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Ask The Expert: Dr. Rona Shalev, Psy.D.

Who could have imagined we’d be quarantined and hunkering down with our families at the start of springtime in NYC? Instead of our kids playing baseball and hanging upside down on monkey bars, we parents are doing our best to cope in this alternate reality. In times like these, we have a profound need to stay informed and involved by connecting with each other, as well as with experts in our community. For the latest Q&A Corner: “Ask The Expert” Dr. Rona Shalev, Psy.D., The Chapin School’s Head of Counseling Service, provides some useful advice and strategies for parents.

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Amy Kaye: Ask the Expert

For our latest Q&A Corner: “Ask The Expert,” we spoke with Amy Kaye, a behavior and sleep-training expert with over 20 years of experience. She holds a B.A. in Special Education and a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education. Her expertise and education in the area of sleep training and behavior management has enabled her to transform parents’ lives by helping alter their children’s sleep habits.

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