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Is letting kids fail the key to great parenting? Find out at our Annual Parent Meeting (Oct. 24)
PLASP Annual Parent and Community Meeting
Monday, October 24, 2016
The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
(This event is by invitation only)
7.p.m. Welcome, greetings and PLASP reports
7:45 p.m. Guest Speaker Dr. Alex Russell
8:50 pm. Closing Remarks
Guest Speaker - Dr. Alex Russell
Clinical psychologist Dr. Alex Russell believes that parents need to see failing - whether it's a test, a course, or a tryout of a team as a normal part of growing up, and not a sign of parent incompetence. In this keynote, Dr. Russell addresses common challenges children and youth face, including dealing with troublesome behaviours, supporting children at school, and controlling or monitoring children's access to computers, cellphones or other forms of digital technology. He offers a fresh perspective on raising children that is reassuringly familiar and strikingly sensible. Stop doing all the worrying - and let your kids do some for a change!
Dr. Russell provides assessments and psychotherapy to children and adults, in addition to consulting with schools, teachers and psychologists. He is intimately familiar with the culture of the school system and the relationship that parents, teachers and counsellors share with regard to the children we are raising. He is a popular speaker to parents' groups and educators, and has been an online mediator of a TVOntario website focused on parenting and child development. He is a research affiliate with the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, where his activities include the development of an early intervention family therapy program serving families with children at risk, articles on children's emotional development, and serving on the editorial board of Ideas: Emotional Well-Being in Child Care, a nationally-circulated journal for early childhood educators. A father of two teenagers, he is an active parent in his community and an avid hockey player and coach.
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