Feb. 3, 2014 – Being the Rare Adult Teens Listen To with Jeff Leiken

Feb. 3, 2014 – Being the Rare Adult Teens Listen To with Jeff Leiken

Jeff Leiken, a Bay Area professional mentor, has helped train more than 20,000 adults in youth development and is known for his honest, accurate, unapologetic message about what it takes to help today’s youth thrive. Leiken’s genuine passion for his work, his depth of knowledge, his captivating storytelling and his warm sense of humor, make him a sought-after speaker. Leiken describes his talk for the Parents’ Coalition this way: “If you’ve ever felt like you spend more time staring at the back of their head as they sit at their computer or walk out the door, you are not alone. Not only does it not have to be this way, it is better for everyone if you remain a voice your teen still listens to at an age when they are least likely to.” In his compelling, thought-provoking presentation, Leiken tells parents and guardians to try two things that do not come easily:
·        Update their policies and expectations and their approach
·        Do the updating as their teens demonstrate that they have reached benchmarks of maturation that are not always easy to recognize

Leiken uses practical examples and advice to open up new ways of talking and dealing with your teen that will improve your relationship with your child and will improve his or her quality of life. Leiken says some of the most common parenting advice actually contributes to the disconnect between generations. Simply shifting some common parenting patterns and habits can change your relationship with your teen for the better. Based in San Francisco, Leiken also has offices in New York and London and is an internationally recognized expert in helping teens and young adults build substantial, thriving lives.

For more information on Jeff Leiken:  http://leiken.com/
Also view his TED talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3XabOt90e0

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 7:30 to 9:00pm

Drew School
2901 California St.,
San Francisco, CA 94115

$5.00 donation is requested at the door for parents of member schools; a $10.00 donation is requested for others.
To purchase tickets now, go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/being-the-rare-adult-teens-listen-to-with-jeffrey-leiken-tickets-10162314757?aff=PCBAWebsite

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