If you have the opportunity to do so, grab your granola bar and Starbucks after dropping off the kids this coming Tuesday, October 1st, and head on down to the Wilton Public Library in Wilton, Connecticut, for the first of three Parenting Book Series programs with the well-known Dr. Susan Bauerfeld. 10:30 AM. Sweat pants and coffee breath encouraged.
Dr. Bauerfeld offers a unique perspective to what is considered the most challenging albeit rewarding of jobs, being a parent. Her work as an ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Coach, a licensed clinical psychologist, and especially her work as a mother to three likely moved her to organize "The Parenting Book Series", a presentation for today's on-the-go parents. The series aims to help you, the parent, make sense of the overwhelming number of books on parenting that line the shelves of bookstores everywhere that, at first glance, may lead you to believe you are unfit to raise children. Never fear, no judgement here. Dr. Bauerfeld encourages you to come in with the reassurance that you are doing the best you can, but that it never hurts to have an open mind to new strategies and techniques that may make life for you and your children that much smoother.
A Q&A will follow each meeting, and while it is encouraged that parents read the book prior to attending the session so as to to be more active come discussion time, please do not do so between the red lights on your way to the library. If you would truly rather have the time to read one of the books, perhaps before the sessions, you can also order them online before attending your pick of the three sessions being offered:
- Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character", by Paul Tough
- Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 - "The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age", by Lynn Schofield Clark
- Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - "No: Why Kids - Of All Ages - Need to Hear it and Ways Parents Can Say It", by Dr. David Walsh, Ph.D
This series is made possible through the co-sponsorship of the Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Library, Parent Connection, and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. It is recommended to register, and call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for more information on this exciting series.