Michael Thompson, PhD, lunch discussion: How to Raise Responsible Children

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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Cabell Center Theater

Michael Thompson will talk with current Catlin Gabel parents and guardians about raising responsible children at this lunchtime workshop. Parents and guardians of students from age 4 to 18 will find Michael's talk relevant.

RSPV required. E-mail Mary Yacob.

Light lunch provided, brown bags welcome.

Michael Thompson, PhD, mixes anecdote and clinical experience with research on the outcomes of different parenting styles and comes up with a warm-hearted recipe for providing children with an internal foundation for moral behavior. Early in life every child needs a "secure base;" later a child needs a "framework" around him. Only when he feels securely anchored and contained will a child be able to follow rules consistently. How can a parent provide consistency and how can he or she successfully communicate with his or her child around issues of responsibility? What do we know about the different outcomes of democratic, authoritative, and authoritarian parenting? Which method of parenting produces the most competent child? Many parents have heard this talk and felt affirmed and challenged by it.

A second parent session with Michael Thompson is scheduled for the evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
The topic for the evening lecture is The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life

About Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson, PhD, is a consultant, author, and psychologist specializing in children and families. He has worked in more than 500 schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, and Asia.

He and his co-author, Dan Kindlon, wrote the New York Times best-selling book, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys (Ballantine Books, 1999). He is the author of numerous books on topics ranging from friendships, teasing, and bullying, to raising healthy children.

A dedicated speaker and traveler, Michael Thompson has appeared on the Today Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, 60 Minutes, the Early Show, Good Morning America, and NPR’s Morning Edition. He has been quoted in the national media in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News and World Report.

Michael Thompson's visit is sponsored in part by the PFA