"Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids' Best Selves – Authoritative Parenting for the 21st Century" will be explored by Ron Taffel, Ph.D., at the September 20th Heard in Rye Speaker Series lecture. Dr. Taffel will offer techniques parents can use to handling challenging behaviors they face today from their 21st century kids. He will focus on how parents can encourage the good while steering children and teens away from the bad, and will discuss methods that can be used to:
- Stop depending on outmoded techniques and learn to establish effective limits
- Balance consequences and rewards and teach 21st century kids your values
- Learn the ways 21st century kids register parental love
- Hold 21st century kids' fast moving attention
- Engage 21st century children of all ages in meaningful conversation
- Build community again in the 21st century style parents need and kids love
A child-rearing expert and father of two children, Dr. Taffel founded the Family Therapy Division at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City, and serves as Chairman of the Institute's Board of Directors. He was also the first psychologist to become Director of Treatment at the Child and Adolescent Treatment Division of Downstate Medical Center, a role which he held prior to establishing his private practice in Manhattan.
He has authored books, magazine columns, and articles for professional journals, and has conducted consultations and workshops in 25 states across the country. Dr. Taffel has been featured by many national media outlets with appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Morning Show, Dateline, 20/20, Primetime Live, The Larry King Show, and many more, including radio and online programs. Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase during the Heard in Rye event.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 7:30 pm
Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room
3 Parsons Street, Rye NY
Heard in Rye is generously sponsored by the following organizations: Blind Brook/Ridge Street PTA; Christ Church Nursery School Parents' Organization; Eagle Hill School; Midland School PTO; Milton School PTO, Osborn School PTO; Resurrection School PTO; Rye City School District; Rye Community Synagogue Nursery School; Rye Country Day School Auxiliary; Rye Free Reading Room Auxiliary Board; Rye High School Parents' Organization; Rye United Methodist Nursery School; Rye Middle School Parents' Organization; Rye Neck Union Free School District PTSA; Rye PBA; Rye Presbyterian Nursery School; Rye YMCA; Rye Youth Council Inc.; School of the Holy Child Parents' Organization.