Dr. Becky Kennedy
A Guide to Becoming the
Parent You Want To Be
Thurs, September 15, 7:00pm
Helping kids develop the skills they need to become resilient adults starts early and continues through adolescence. Dr. Becky Kennedy discusses how two fundamental aspects of parenting are key to being the parent you want to be: building connection with your child by giving uninterrupted one on one time; and defining the roles in your family. Clarity around responsibilities and roles – what a parent’s role is and what a child's job is – allow for stability and safety. These two elements provide basic building blocks that will help parents move from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and sturdy leadership and form the foundation for relationship repair when things don’t go perfectly.
About Our Speakers
Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety, resilience, and parenting. She is a graduate of Duke University, and earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Columbia University. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan, runs parenting groups and workshops, lectures on mental health issues, and consults for organizations. She is one of the founders of Good Inside, a community-based parenting platform that delivers to its members' big parenting topics broken down into simple, actionable strategies parents can use at home. She is the author of Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be.
Dr. Daisy Pellant is beginning her third year as Head of School at Kehillah. Her 30-year career as an educator and psychologist has taken her across the country and around the world. In addition to Kehillah, she has been fortunate to be part of communities at the American School of Kuwait, the International School of Beijing, the International School of Tbilisi, Saint Paul Academy, Breck School, and Buckingham Browne & Nichols. A former “bad student” and parent to four wonderfully varied children, Daisy is passionate about harnessing the science of teaching and learning to support everyone to become confident learners for life.