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Tanya Altman, MD


Damon Korb, MD

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A Guide to Returning to School

Thurs, Sept 23; 7pm-8:15pm PT




Free for member school parents and for educators from member and non-member schools. Registration closes two hours before the start of this event or when maximum registration is reached.

After a long stay at home, we’re eager to dive back into school. Flexing our scholastic and social muscles again takes practice.  Before COVID many of us led overscheduled lives.  While quarantining, we learned a lot about our kids, their temperaments, needs and limits.  Pediatricians Dr. Damon Korb and Dr. Tanya Altmann guide us through the new normal and share advice about how to navigate school and home life as the pandemic continues, including: 

  • collaborating with your child's teacher during the transition to in-person learning

  • providing appropriate support for your anxious student

  • what to do about play dates and get-togethers with unvaccinated families

  • weaning kids off the electronic devices that have been their lifeline during the coronavirus crisis

Drs. Korb and Altmann share how to set realistic expectations that prioritize well-being and implement strategies that give our children free time and space to thrive.

About Our Speakers

Dr. Tanya Altmann, a working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry and child product industry consultant. Dr. Altmann is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson, approved by the national physician organization to communicate complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.  

As a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows, including Today (NBC), CNN, KTLA 5 Morning News (CW Los Angeles), and The Doctors, Dr. Altmann has discussed breaking medical news stories and controversial parenting issues.

Dr. Altmann has a broad understanding of the most recent medical developments. In addition to founding Calabasas Pediatrics, an integrative pediatric practice, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Dr. Altmann is the author of six books including, Baby and Toddler Basics; What to Feed Your Baby; Mommy Calls; Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, and was Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ best-selling parenting book, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 and The Wonder Years. 

Dr. Altmann has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals on parenting issues, including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, People, and Parents magazine. Her popular parenting events and Facebook Live Chats help parents through day-to-day child rearing challenges, and she responds to concerned caregivers and blogs on controversial topics for a variety of health and parenting websites including TODAY Parents and Web MD. On social media, Dr. Altmann is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Sharecare, an interactive healthcare website.

Dr. Altmann has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media. She completed her internship and residency at UCLA, received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.

Damon Korb, MD, FAAP, is one of the country’s leading behavioral and developmental pediatricians, founder of the Center for Developing Minds, and author of the sanity-saving book Raising an Organized Child: 5 Steps to Boost Independence, Ease Frustration, and Promote Confidence. (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019). Years of providing care for thousands of families with a struggling child -- and raising five children of his own -- has given him a unique perspective about what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to parenting. 

His best-selling and award winning book is the modern guide for helping parents promote “executive function” skills with their children. Dr. Korb is a frequent speaker who has been featured and trending on NPR “Here & Now”, The Today Show with Hoda & Jenna, Parents Magazine, Hallmark Home & Family, The Washington Post, The New York Times, SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio, Good Housekeeping,, as well as a repeat guest on KTLA, and many other news outlets. The philosophy behind Dr. Korb’s book: the best way to prepare children for adulthood is to teach them to be organized thinkers.

As the founder and director of the Center for Developing Minds, Dr. Korb examines the neurodevelopmental brain functions that determine how a child learns, behaves and socializes. Dr. Korb directs a team of child development experts who care for children and young adults that struggle at home and school due to: behavior issues, learning difficulties, attention problems, social skill deficits, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and psychological disorders. 

Dr. Korb is a Past President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the current Board Chairperson for Parents Helping Parents. Dr. Korb is an adjunct clinical instructor for the Stanford University Medical Center. 

Prior to creating the Center for Developing Minds, he founded Kidscope, formerly known as the Center for Learning and Achievement, and consulted on the creation of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, both in San Jose, CA. 

Dr. Korb completed his behavioral and developmental fellowship training at the Center for Development and Learning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Korb finished his pediatric internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and earned his medical degree in 1994 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Dr. Korb received a B.S. in psychobiology from the University of Southern California in 1990. 

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