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EHS PTSA Parent Education is pleased to introduce the Parents Book Club. We will be selecting books a few times a year to share with our parent community, and follow up with an in-person discussion meeting to share takeaways. Have a recommendation for a book? questions? Contact parented@ehsptsa.org


May 2020 Book

We will be discussing this book on May 13th at 7pm in an online event! We are reading Building Resilience in Children and Teens by Kenneth Ginsburg (amazon). Please join even if you haven't finished the whole book! Check our Facebook event for final location information.

This award-winning guide from bestselling author and pediatrician Dr. Ken Ginsburg guides parents and other caring adults how to help kids from the age of 18 months to 18 years build the seven crucial "C's"--competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control. These are the critical ingredients young people need to bounce back from life's challenges and thrive far into the future.
This invaluable book will guide you how to put into place the parenting style and communication strategies that will prepare your child for a meaningful and successful life.
It provides a wide range of tactics, including building on children's natural strengths, fostering their hope and optimism, guiding them to avoid risky behaviors, and teaching them the lifelong necessity of caring for their physical and emotional needs.
"Building Resilience" directly addresses how adolescents sometimes respond to stress by either indulging in unhealthy behaviors or giving up completely. It offers detailed coping strategies to help children and teens deal with stress due to academic pressure, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension. Equipped with these strategies, our children will be more likely to be poised for success and less likely to turn to the dangerous quick fixes we fear.
This edition includes new content on the topics of strengthening grit, changing one's perception of stressors so we can better manage them, and building the kind of family that will honor each individual's independence while striving towards creating the interdependence that keeps us healthy and connected. Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making.  In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development." 

 

March 2020 Book

We will be discussing this book on March 25th at 7pm in an online event! Please join even if you haven't finished the whole book! 

"...The root myth scientists believed for years was that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development.

Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making.  In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development."