We welcomed Betsy Brown Braun, parent educator, and child development & behavior specialist, virtually to MCDS in January. She spoke to parents during our monthly parent education series on the topic “I’m Not Your Friend: Being the Parent You Need to Be.”
Betsy discussed overparenting, underparenting, frustration tolerance, and creating an environment for children to thrive. She spoke about the three peaks for all kids to climb in order to grow: tolerate frustration, tolerate disappointment, and learn to delay gratification.
Additional topics covered were technology, appropriate consequences, and parental self-care.
To learn more about Betsy visit her website https://betsybrownbraun.com/.
Upcoming parent-ed topics include:
Raising Our Village: Creating a Culture of Dignity | ISACS
SPEAKER: Rosalind Wiseman, Cultures of Dignity
This webinar will help parents gain the tools to allow children to thrive.
The Big Picture: A Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life | MCDS
GUEST SPEAKER: Christine Whelan, Ph.D., author, professor, and
Technology & Mental Health: What is the Link? What Can We Do? | ISACS
SPEAKER: Jill Walsh, Boston University
We hear reports that technology use is associated with worse mental
health outcomes for teens, but there is confusion about how and in
what ways technology creates this negative experience.
“Service as Action” | MCDS
MCDS SPEAKER(S): Mark Childs, MYP and DP Coordinator & Kristina
Luedtke, PYP Coordinator
Boundaries Without Battles: How to Be Flexible & Firm
When Kids Need It Most | ISACS
SPEAKER: Erin Walsh, Spark & Stitch Institute
Setting limits is always a challenging part of parenting. Heading into the
summer months, it can be especially hard to know when to be flexible and
when to hold the line.