Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids

Left Bank Books and MICDS present psychologist David Walsh, who will sign and discuss his book Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier  in a special parents' session on Tuesday, September 10, at 7 p.m.

Backed by science and filled with stories, Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids finds the practical advice in groundbreaking scientific headlines about memory, language, emotions, nutrition, play, and more. Dr. Walsh equips parents with usable information about exercise, sleep, emotional intelligence, connection - all of which work together to help kids reach their full potential. David Walsh, PhD, is one of the most sought after speakers in America on child and teen psychology, parenting, and the media's effect on children. President and founder of the National Institute on Media and the Family, he is an award-winning psychologist, the author of Why Do They Act That Way?, and the subject of a nationally televised PBS special, "Raising Media Wise Kids."

Free. 7 p.m. at MICDS, 101 N. Warson Woods Road. More information: www.left-bank.com

A special session for educators will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m. For more information and reservations for the educator session, call 314-367-6731 or email parenteducation (at) micds.org




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Raising Self-Reliant, Optimistic Children in Today’s World

Internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel will visit St. Louis to speak on parenting and her just released book, The Blessing of a B Minus, which focuses on how to be an effective parent of teenagers.  Mogel is widely acclaimed for her previous bestselling parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, and will offer expert advice on raising kids of all ages.
The special event is co-sponsored by The Jewish Community Center (the J) and Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS),

“Raising Self-Reliant, Optimistic Children in Today’s World: An Evening with Dr. Wendy Mogel” will take place from 7:30 - 9 p.m. on Monday, March 28 at the Staenberg Family Complex gymnasium at the J location in Creve Coeur.

Tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 per couple and can be ordered online at www.brownpapertickets.com, by calling the J ticket office at 314-442-3191, or in person at the J locations in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. Seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out.

Dr. Mogel will provide advice to parents on raising confident, resilient children and teenagers as well as offer unique advice on parenting as formed by her celebrated faith-based perspective and psychological research. 

Mogel’s prior parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, critiques anxious over-parenting while offering uplifting reflections on how to raise confident and self-reliant young children. Her new book, The Blessing of a B Minus, speaks to parents of teens on the verge of adulthood. From summer jobs to household chores, Mogel illuminates the many opportunities for parents to instill confidence and responsibility in their teens while respecting their temperament.
Mogel’s message for all parents is simple: think of the pressures and anxieties of growing up as “blessings” rather than burdens. Mogel gives parents the tools to do so and offers reassuring spiritual and ethical advice on:
●       avoiding over-scheduling and over-indulgence
●       keeping expectations in line with a child’s abilities
●       living graciously with rudeness and coping with frustration
●       the value of chores and ordinary work
●       when to step in and when to step back
●       a sanctified approach to sex and substances
Immediately following the talk, Dr. Mogel will sign her book, which will be on sale that evening. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own copies for signing.

5K Fun Run/ 1.5 Mile Walk to Benefit St. Louis Crisis Nursery

This 5K Fun Run and 1.5 mile Walk will benefit the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. The event, organized by students from John Burroughs School, Ladue High School and MICDS, will kick off at John Burroughs School, 755 Price Road, just west of Clayton Road in Ladue. The entry fee is $20. T-shirts will be available for the first 200 entries and prizes will be awarded to the first male and female in each category. Same-day registration and packet pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m. Registration is available online at www.getmeregistered.com/stlcrisisrun. For more information, contact Ebonee at 314-292-5770 or ebonee (at) crisisnurserykids.org.

The Crisis Nursery, committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, is an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides a short-term, safe haven for children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. Located at five sites throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions, the Crisis Nursery provides care 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Celebrating its 24th year of caring for children, Crisis Nursery has been a safe haven to more than 56,000 children, and has provided support and counseling to more than 75,000 families. For details, call (314) 292-5770 or visit our website at www.crisisnurserykids.org. For the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline, call (314) 768-3201. For the Saint Charles Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline, call (636) 947-0600.