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November 2014

How to Raise a Drug Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents

November 12, 2014 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Substance Abuse: Be A Parent, Not A Pal by Lisa Huffines Parents have a lot more power than they may realize to prevent teens from sliding into substance abuse. That was the strong message a sell-out crowd at the Harmonie Club heard on the evening of November 12, when Joseph A. Califano, Jr., headlined a panel discussion on “How to Raise a Drug Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents,” which is also the title of Califano’s recently updated book.…

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Fall Benefit Luncheon

November 13, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Robin Berman, MD, Wows Audience with Wit and Wisdom – Fall Benefit 2014 By Melanie Wells   “Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later” - Dr. Robin Berman’s UK book title - succinctly captures the message and tone of her very entertaining presentation to a delighted audience at the NYC-Parents in Action Fall Benefit on November 13. Deceptively comedic, Dr. Berman’s energetic style (and the frequent laughs it drew) actually delivered substantive data and some profound food for thought on what…

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May 2015

Mother’s Day Benefit 2015

May 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Social Studies: The Skills That Bring Success by Pamela Awad Six weeks ago Faye de Muyshondt’s second child, Oliver, was born; six years ago she gave birth to socialsklz:-). Before Oliver came marriage and a baby daughter; with socialsklz:-) came books, a website, workshops, and a unique way of giving young people the social interaction and communication, or “life,” skills they may lack. On the second Monday of May, Ms. de Muyshondt spoke at Parents in Action’s annual Mother’s Day…

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November 2015

Fall Benefit 2015 with Frank Bruni

November 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Frank Bruni Wows Parents at PIA Fall Benefit By Pamela Awad Anyone you know applying to college? Few situations are as charged as the admissions process, and application mania, while a treatable condition, is a recognizable disorder that afflicts many high school students and their parents. Our preoccupation with elite schools, and how that squares with our definition of success, was at the heart of Frank Bruni’s talk to those attending NYC-Parents in Actions annual fall benefit lunch, earlier this…

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May 2016

Mother’s Day Benefit 2016 with Gretchen Rubin

May 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Becoming Better than Before By Pamela Awad Do you eat the fabulous artisanal chocolate bar one square at a time over the course of a week or do you eat it all at once? If you eat it all at once, indulging moderately is unimaginable, and Gretchen Rubin would label you an “abstainer” - it’s all or none - having something only makes you want it more. At this year’s PIA Mother’s Day lunch held Wednesday, May 11, Ms. Rubin talked…

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November 2016

Fall 2016 PIA Benefit Luncheon

November 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Risky Business of Risky Drinking By Pamela Awad Towards the middle of November, days after the surprising results of the presidential election, Perri Peltz and Dr. Carrie Wilkens talked about their new documentary Risky Drinking, to be aired this January on HBO. The film’s about alcohol use disorder and “was born of people asking, ‘I drink at night and I only drink red wine and I never drink on Sundays…am I OK?’’ Ms. Peltz said. “We started hearing that…

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May 2017

Mother’s Day Benefit Luncheon 2017

May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Colony Club, 564 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065 United States
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Figuring It Out Financially – Savvy Parents Make for Savvy Kids By Pamela Awad We know there are lots of rules - rules of etiquette, rules for writing, rules of the game, even rules for radicals – but did you know there are rules for making your child a money genius? Beth Kobliner does and she explained some of these rules one afternoon recently, while speaking at Parents in Action’s annual Mother’s Day Lunch. Kobliner’s mission is to make kids…

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November 2019

2019 Fall Benefit Luncheon – SOLD OUT!

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NYC-Parents in Action Fall Benefit Luncheon 2019 Date: November 6th Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm Location: New York Athletic Club Guest Speaker: Dr. Alan Schlechter NYU Langone Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Dr. Schlechter teaches the most popular elective class at NYU: "The Science of Happiness." The course fills up every semester! He has also co-authored a book called U-Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life) with Dan Lerner. Ticket and registration information to follow. We hope to see…

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