Monday, August 1, 2022

Check out this story about Parents of NY Teens owner, Rachel's family

Brooklyn bluegrass musicians and birdwatchers rally behind father, husband diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer • Brooklyn Paper: Blodgett plays a large part in both hobby groups he is involved in: the local birding community and the Brooklyn bluegrass community, and he is known for his

Monday, July 25, 2022

GoFundMe for the Owner of this Blog

Please consider helping me and my husband get through this nightmare of terminal lung cancer.


Thank you so much. I am grateful for your support & best wishes. Rachel

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Rock n Roll Retreat NYC

Rock n Roll Retreat NYC!, a weeklong music and social justice program for girls, trans, and nonbinary youth ages 10-16 in New York City. I have been helping to organize Rock n Roll Retreat NYC!’s first ever camp session this summer and I’m super excited about their programming, and the fact that they're founded and led by NYC young people who are themselves alums of similar camps here and elsewhere.

Rock n Roll Retreat NYC! is a small music mentorship and social justice summer program aimed at empowering girls and trans youth living in New York City. Our programming is a week-long intensive where youth take workshops, learn instruments, form bands, and write original songs, culminating in a showcase where campers perform for their communities. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the camp and showcase this summer will be online, although future camps will be in-person. Campers will be provided all materials needed for camp, including instruments, workshop materials, and even snacks, because everyone who wants to rock out should have the chance! The camp itself is in a “pay what you can” model, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Their camper application is available here, and you can also find it in Spanish here. If you would like to learn more about their programming, please visit their website at or check out their instagram @rocknrollretreatnyc !

Friday, April 16, 2021

Webinar : Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition.

 Dr. Michael Davidovits is back!  He's one of PSP's trusted experts in child and adolescent psychology, and he's here to give us much-needed insight into our tweens and teens through the filter of this challenging year.

Join PSP and Dr. Davidovits on Thursday, April 22nd @ 7:30pm for Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition.

So much has changed after a year of remote schooling, lockdowns, and social isolation, Dr. Davidovits will help us understand normal adolescent development and what may have been altered by the experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the questions we will discuss are:
  • What is the spectrum of "normal" adolescent behavior vs what we are seeing now?
  • What are appropriate and realistic expectations and limits for parents to set at this time?
  • How do we support our teens who are struggling with social isolation, exhibiting more anxiety and depression, and are more obsessed than ever with online engagement?
  • We’ve spent much more time with our tweens and teens than in non-quarantine times. How can we take a step back and get some perspective?
  • How do we deal with our kid's provocations and anxiety-provoking experimentation in light of all they've been through this year?
What:    Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition
When:   Thursday, April 22nd
Time:     7:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost:     $30.00/members & $35.00/non-members**
The zoom link for this event will be sent out 24 - 48 hours before the event.

** Park Slope Parents wants everyone to be able to attend our informational webinars. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please email us:

Join PSP for a night of insight with Dr. Michael Davidovits,  Assistant Director of the Project for Adolescents and their Families at the Ackerman Institute.

Our goals? Gaining an understanding of the cognitive, emotional, and physical changes in early adolescence and adolescence and the effect that Covid has had on those changes. Exploring strategies to help us stay connected while getting more comfortable with our child's greater need for independence. Learning to manage our stress over our stressed-out teens!