2015-2016 Events

Welcome to Parent Edge, where we strive to provide speakers and topics that are timely and thought provoking.

Thank you for attending our 2015-2016 school year events with Julie Lythcott-Haims and Ron Leiber, and local clinical child psychologist, Liliana Lengua, Ph.D.

We are currently working hard to bring you the hottest topics and blockbuster speakers for the 2016-2017 school year. Please, check back in September!

Liliana Lengua – Supporting Elementary-Aged Children Through Change: Promoting Resilient Responses to Life’s Stressesliliana_lengua

9:30 a.m. April 27, Lakeridge Elementary
Liliana Lengua, Ph.D. is a child clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Washington, and director of the UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being. An internationally renowned expert on how temperament contributes to children’s unique responses to stress.

View Supporting Resilience in Children PowerPoint and presentation handouts:

Supporting Resilience in Children 2016-04-27 Handout 2 Handout 1

Watch for tips on how to bring mindfulness into your everyday interactions with your child.

An evening with Ron Lieber – Author, Dad, New York Times Money Columnist

7p.m. March 15, MIHS PAC

The world is changing, fast. Our kids need to be ready to take on all of the financial responsibility that the world heaps upon them. Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money and celebrated New York Times columnist, shares practical tips for turning conversations about money into lessons about living. He covers the best ways to handle the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs and college. Leiber has also identified a set of virtues and character traits like modesty, patience, generosity and perspective, that all parents hope that their kids will carry with them out into the world.

For parents with kids of all ages.

Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood with Julie Lythcott-Haims


7 p.m. October 29, MIHS PAC
Ms. Lythcott-Haims is a writer and parenting expert with years of experience working with students, family, faculty, and university administrators as Dean of Freshmen at Stanford. In her book, How to Raise an Adult How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, she exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood. An engaging and inspiring speaker, Ms. Lythcott-Haims is creating a buzz with her insights and engaging presentations!

For parents with kids of all ages.