College of DuPage is a proud sponsor and livestream partner of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. This free educational consortium features distinguished authors, clinicians and educators who share practical research based knowledge, wisdom and personal experience to encourage positive youth development, social and emotional learning, and overall well-being.
GPS is a resource for parents, educators, students and community members to foster self-empowered children who collaborate, communicate, embrace diversity, create and think critically.
Programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Visit the GPS webpage for the latest schedule.
Your Turn: How to Be an Adult
Tuesday March 16, 7 to 8 p.m. (CST)
Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, as well as her own insights as a mother of teens and a university dean, to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and especially fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative techniques that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.
Mark your calendar to attend this event, which will be live streamed from this page (www.cod.edu/GPS). No registration is required. Questions in advance of the program may be emailed to email@example.com.