Welcome! The Common Ground Speaker Series is a parent education consortium that proudly presents thought leaders in parenting, education and health at venues on the San Francisco Peninsula. Parents, faculty and staff at our 27 member schools attend Common Ground events for free. Guests not affiliated with a member school may attend for a $20 fee at the door.
Health psychologist and Stanford University lecturer Dr. Kelly McGonigal understands willpower and helps families improve habits, cure procrastination, find focus and manage stress. She shares valuable strategies or “willpower boosts” to enable parents to conquer common self-discipline challenges and establish an effective model for improving self-control in our children. Dr. McGonigal’s books include The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It and The Neuroscience of Change.
Note that the topic of Energy Boosts for Healthy Families will continue one day following Kelly McGonigal’s talk. Mark Rosekind will present The Science of Sleep, Thursday, January 30th, at 9am and 7pm. Get Details