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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…Find out more »
TEEN SCENE 2018 – Teen Panel Reassures Parents By Maneesha Sharma NYC-Parents in Action’s 32nd Annual Teen Scene was held on February 12th, 2018 at the Trinity School, in a packed room of over 400 people, where 16 high schoolers spoke from the heart. They shared only their first names, candidly answering questions from long-time moderator and current PIA Co-President Lucy Martin Gianino, as well as from the audience. A panel of eight girls and eight boys from a sampling…Find out more »
Vaping: Essential Information and Strategies for Protecting Youth (Presented in partnership with the Hallways Program of Freedom Institute) By Melanie Wells The explosive rise of vaping and JUULing is a deceptively normalized phenomenon, with research now revealing that these activities are far less benign than users initially assumed. And yet, according to Hallways, parents should not despair, but should remember this hopeful message: “YOU are still the most important influence in your child’s life. TALK to your kids, early and…Find out more »
Your Child: Defining Success and Finding Balance By John Lloyd How do you support your child while he or she discovers and develops a passion? And how can you help your child balance excellence and achievement with a well-rounded and healthy adolescence? This was the focus of the 9th annual PIA Fathers Forum, rescheduled for May 7th at Manhattan’s Collegiate School after being snowed out in March. Attendance and enthusiasm were unaffected by the schedule change, as over 200 fathers…Find out more »
PANELIST BIOS: Christopher La Lima is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra University in New York, NY. He specializes in evidence-based treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior disorders, and anxiety and mood disorders, with an emphasis on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. He has completed doctoral practica at the New York University (NYU) Child Study Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) and Pediatric Anxiety and Mood Research…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Dr. Marc Brackett, Ph.D. will speak on the powerful topic of emotional intelligence. Registration includes the option to buy his newly-released book, Permission to Feel.Find out more »
Since 1986, NYC-Parents in Action has hosted our signature event, Teen Scene. This unique, moderated discussion provides parents with insights into what life is like for NYC independent high school students. Join us as this year's panel of 16 teens speak openly on a range of topics that affect their lives: academics, social media, stress, parties, vaping, drinking, drugs, consent, and overloaded schedules. Monday, February 10 6:00 - 8:00 pm Trinity School 101 West 91st Street New York, NY Register…Find out more »
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.
Coming soon - our online seminar: QuaranTEEN Scene! We reimagined our ever popular, always sold-out Teen Scene with a new teen perspective: New York City high school life under quarantine. A panel of teens Zoomed in for a discussion of this new reality and how it feels to them. We will be posting the full virtual discussion soon!Find out more »