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EVENTS

EVENTS

Seminars

Join Distinguished Panelists John Allman (Head of School, Trinity); José De Jesús (Head of School, Dalton); and Mark Greene (Author, Founder of Remaking Manhood) to Discuss the Evolving Role of Dads.

Fathers Forum 2023 will take place in person at Trinity School and via Zoom.

FATHERS FORUM 2023: Nurturing Connection at Home and at School

Join Distinguished Panelists John Allman (Head of School, Trinity); José De Jesús (Head of School, Dalton); and Mark Greene (Author, Founder of Remaking Manhood) to Discuss the Evolving Role of Dads.

Fathers Forum 2023 will take place in person at Trinity School and via Zoom.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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Fathers Forum 2023 – A Welcome Space for Dads, Caregivers, Parents

For over a decade, NYC-Parents in Action has carved out an annual, special meeting space for dads: the popular Fathers Forum. Here, NYC-PIA’s motto, “Be involved, Be informed, Be connected,” comes to life uniquely and sympathetically slanted to fathers and their particular concerns. Among our constituent dads, we’ve found there is an earnest quest – and strong commitment – to do the best parenting job they can.

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In Case You Missed it

Past Event

Free Range Kids: Seminar (December 2022)

NYC-Parent’s in Action’s Laurie Freeman, PhD, welcomed online viewers to a lively conversation on what it takes to nurture independent kids, noting that the subject comes up frequently at NYC-PIA facilitated Parent Talks. She introduced speaker Lenore Skenazy, author of “Free Range Kids” and co-founder and president of Let Grow, a non-profit promoting childhood independence.

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Past Event

It’s Ok To Say Suicide, A Conversation with Dr. Laurie Freeman and Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth and John MacPhee from the JED Foundation (October 2022)

On October 27, NYC-Parents in Action’s Parent Lifelines: Online Seminar Series presented an insightful conversation between Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth and John MacPhee, both from the JED Foundation, a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. The seminar was moderated by Dr. Laurie Freeman, PhD.

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Past Event

“Managing Anxiety,” A Conversation with Dr. Joanna Stern and Dr. Laurie Freeman (April 2022)

On April 13, NYC-Parents in Action’s Spring Lunchtime Webinar presented a sensitive, substantive conversation between two experts, Dr. Joanna Stern, Senior Director of the Mood Disorder Center at the Child Mind Institute, and Dr. Laurie Freeman, psychologist in private practice, NYC-PIA Facilitation Chair and NYC-PIA Board member.

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Ask the Expert: Michaeleen Doucleff

Why doesn’t my child pitch in and help around the house? Is it so much to ask him to just load the dishwasher? Why doesn’t she cooperate? Why does he lack confidence? Today’s parents are often plagued with questions like this, and we all know parenting can be a struggle. For our latest “Q&A: Ask The Expert,” we spoke with NPR reporter Michaeleen Doucleff, author of current parenting bestseller Hunt, Gather, Parent. Doucleff grappled with these same questions and tackled them in a creative and unorthodox fashion—by traveling thousands of miles to learn how parents in non-Western societies successfully raise children who appear more confident and helpful than Western children.

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Ask the Expert: Lucy Martin-Gianino

Talk about leaving a legacy! Lucy Martin-Gianino has moderated NYC-Parents in Action’s Teen Scene since its inception in 1986. As the Teen Scene moderator, Lucy oversees a teen panel offering parents a chance to hear high schoolers speak candidly about the academic, social, substance abuse and mental health issues they face growing up in the New York City independent schools. Lucy, an actress and trained facilitator, joined NYC-Parents in Action four decades ago with a desire to support PIA’s commitment to serve parents of the New York City independent schools. After 35 years, there’s not much Lucy hasn’t heard! To celebrate 35 YEARS of Teen Scene, we chatted with Lucy, fondly dubbed a “Lifer for Parents in Action.”

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