Monday, November 25, 2013

BeTWIXT & BeTWEEN: Parenting Mindfully in the Modern Age

BeTWIXT & BeTWEEN: Parenting Mindfully in the Modern Age

We know you have questions about raising your tween…
What is “normal development?”
Who is this delightful but terrifying, demanding yet needy, loving but fiercely independent new person in our lives?
How do we prepare ourselves and our kids for what’s around the bend - adolescence?
Where can we connect with other parents in the same situation?
PSP [Park Slope Parents]  can help with ALL of these questions!
Join our PSP Tweens Advisory Board experts for a powerful workshop to learn science-based information about the physical, emotional and cognitive development of your tween.
Our experts will share insights and provide practical strategies to help you:
  • Support your child through this important transitional phase.
  • Create a lasting bond that will get you through the teenage years.
With less door slamming and shouting, our experts will help you deal with:
  • The dramatic external and internal changes going on inside your child right now.
  • The complex relationship navigation and heightened abstract thinking your child experiences every day.

Sandra Clifton, M.Ed., PCC (Clifton Corner),
TJ Gold, MD & Katie Malbon (Tribeca Pediatrics)

Kristian Orozco, certified parenting and family coach (The Boyhood Project)

When:  Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013, 6:45 PM until 8:45 PM
Where:  Old Stone House 
                  336 3rd St

Payment:  Payment In Advance Only
Registrants & Fees:
Registrant Fee
PSP Member $ 10.00
PSP Member Guest $ 10.00
Non-Member $ 15.00

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cornell - Winter Classes open to Teens online!

Did you know that Cornell University Winter Session courses are open to high school students?
This winter, get a head start on college by taking an online course during Cornell University’s Winter Session. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for the program. Click here to see what subjects are offered and to learn how to apply. You will earn college credits and receive a Cornell transcript.

LISTEN: Free Drama Exchange Workshop for girls ages 8-14

LISTEN: Free Drama Exchange Workshop for girls ages 8-14

Join us on Saturday December 7th for a FREE workshop for girls!

An exploration of what it means to be a girl in our community.

It’s a place to express yourself, tell your story, play and have fun, and learn about girls across the globe.

Includes creative movement, playmaking, research, meaningful discussion, crafting, and cross-cultural communication with students at an all-girls school in rural India.

We finish with a performance written and performed by the girls in the class.

When: Saturday December 7th

Performance and party at 6pm

Performance is $10 suggested donation.

Includes snacks, raffle prizes, and artwork from participants in Brooklyn and India

All proceeds will be split between The Other Side for continued programming and Pardada-Pardadi Educational Soceity, empowering girls through education in rural India.

Where: Plymouth Church School, 75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Sign up today!
Email Melanie: theothersidenyc@gmail.comwith your name, your daughter's name, and her age.

There is a limit to 10 students- sign up is first come, first served!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Join Us for an Important Discussion on Bullying

Join Us for an Important Discussion on Bullying
181 Lincoln Place (Berkeley Carroll School)

From the Berkeley Carroll Website:

The author of Bully Nation, Susan Eva Porter, PhD, will bespeaking at Berkeley Carroll on November 18 at 7:30 pm. The philosophy she outlines in her book to approaching, dealing with, and countermanding bullying behavior in children is revolutionary and very, very smart. Please plan to join us on November 18 at 181 Lincoln Place when Dr.Porter discusses her anti-bullying approach

This event is open to the public and no RSVP is necessary.

Journalist Request

Hello NY Parents of Teens,

We are a reporter and videographer team working with to expand our video coverage of parenting issues. Right now we’re seeking parents and teens who would be interested in talking on camera with reporter and parent Kelly Wallace about issues they face in a low impact environment. In particular we are seeking parents who would be interested in discussing the following topics: 
  •  Over-stressed teens and parents: the pressures on teens to perform academically and in sports and afterschool activities;
  •  Teen driving- the responsibilities of driving and mistakes we make while operating a vehicle;
  •  Healthy bodies: helping teens eat right and feel good about their bodies 
  •  Strong positive communication between parents and teens.

Please reach out to me if you feel you might be interested or have any questions at all!

Thanks so much!
Mimi Schiffman
Digital Content Producer/Editor
cell: 415.318.9729

Friday, November 8, 2013

College Admission Workshop -- Tuesday, Nov 12

College Admissions and Financial Aid 101: 
What you need to know about the college admissions and financial aid process including:

How should you create a balanced college list?
What really happens in the admissions office?
How can your son or daughter's application strength influence a grant award?
What are the steps involved in applying for financial aid?
What role does financial aid play in the admissions process?
Will we get more financial aid from some colleges than others?
How can I improve my family's position for financial aid?
I make too much to get financial aid, what are other ways to reduce the cost of college?

Deena Maerowitz, founder of LLC. Deena is a former Associate Director of Admissions from Columbia Business School, a lawyer and a social worker. She has worked with families for over 15 years on the college admissions process.

Maura Griffin, founder of Blue Spark Financial,
Maura is a certified college planning specialist, is mom to a 17-year-old senior. She has her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her MBA from Columbia.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 6-8 pm
Where: Old Stone House, 3rd Street Between 4th & 5th Avenue

This is a FREE event, but voluntary donations for the benefit of Old Stone House will be collected at the door for those who wish to contribute.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Support for Parenting Teenagers

Looking for support from other parents?  Need help negotiating the social, emotional and academic needs of your teen?  Sign up for the free Parents of NY Teens list-serve on YahooGroups.

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Most recent discussions include how to rank your high school choices, transporation issues to/from middle school, Bard vs. Beacon Homework and much more.

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