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Featuring ​Madeline Levine, PhD in conversation with Than Healy


Preparing our Teens to Thrive in Uncertain Times

Dec 7, 7pm PDT


Our teens are coming of age in a highly uncertain world: a lingering global pandemic, rapid technological advances, climate and political upheaval – all which signal future uncertainty. By focusing primarily on grades and performance, parents are leaving kids ill-prepared to navigate the challenges and complexities to come. Dr. Levine, a clinical psychologist with 40 years of experience, identifies the skills that kids need to succeed in a complex future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Relying on the latest research and developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), Dr.Levine will discuss day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unpredictable future with confidence and optimism. 

Free for member school parents and for all educators from member and non-member schools.

The Common Ground Speaker Series presents distinguished speakers in education, parenting and health at venues across the San Francisco Peninsula. Our Fall 2021 Series will take place live online. Parents, faculty and staff at our member schools attend the Common Ground online events free of charge. Faculty and educators from non-member schools are also invited to attend free of charge. Guests from non-member schools and the general community are welcome to register and attend virtual live stream events for a non-refundable $10 fee. Registration closes two hours before the start of each event or when maximum registration is reached.

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