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Mar 23rd

Teen Thoughts: Interview about Dan Siegel’s Brainstorm

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Parenteen Interview Exclusive on Dan Siegel’s presentation: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain at Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, on October 16, 2014. Averie Kellenberger (class of 2016) interviewed by Beth Ohanneson.   Dan Siegel’s research has shown that the teenage brain is designed for social connection, innovation, and a […]

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Mar 23rd

An Evening with Lisa Medoff

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by Angela Blackwell   Lisa Medoff, PhD, is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent mental health, and an Education Specialist at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Medoff spoke to an audience of approximately 220 parents and educators at Drew School on February 2, 2015. Her topic was “Under Pressure: helping your teen reduce stress […]

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Feb 2nd

The Virtues of Adolescence are in the Mind

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by Genevieve Anderson Dr. Dan Siegel, one of America’s most celebrated psychiatrists – author of 11 renowned books, a Distinguished Fellow of the APA, pioneer of interpersonal neurobiology, founder of the Mindsight Institute and the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center – was the first speaker in the PCBAHS annual education series, drawing in an audience […]

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Feb 2nd

Mindful Parenting Review

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Last November, two San Francisco parents and mindfulness practitioners offered a packed audience practices and tools for more effective parenting of teenagers. The session was led by executive coach and author Wynn Burkett and therapist Ann Arora, at the Bay School. Both Burkett and Arora are trained and believe deeply in the transformative power of […]

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Oct 10th

Teen Panel 2014: What Teens Want You to Know: What works? (connection) What doesn’t? (control)

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by Dawn M. Decker and Martha Rock The line of seventeen teenagers stretched across the front of the auditorium at the Jewish Community High School on March 24, 2014.  The room was filled with parents eager to hear the teens’ thoughts in a safe setting.  While a major theme of the teens’ advice is to […]

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Mar 24th

Top Dog – Playing to Teen’s Success (Po Bronson)

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by Kathleen Bisaccia On the evening of November 18 parents were treated to a talk by Po Bronson, co-author (with Ashley Merryman) of “Top Dog: the Science of Winning and Losing.”  Bronson and Merryman’s approach to the subject is as journalists instead of scientists, and therefore their findings are able to take into consideration an […]

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Mar 24th

How to Have Clout with your Kids (Jeff Leiken)

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by Genevieve Anderson  It was standing room only at the Drew School on February 3 – well, balcony room to be precise – with an unprecedented turn-out of men.  The theme of the evening, “Being the Rare Adult Teens Listen To”, had clearly touched a nerve with many Bay Area parents, brought an expert counsellor […]

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Nov 12th

Neurotic Parents Convene for College Talk (J.D. Rothman)

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by Genevieve Anderson The packed theatre at Lick Wilmerding High School erupted in laughter when the speaker JD Rothman asked for a show of hands for how many 9th grade parents were in the audience.  After all, the title of her talk that night, as well as her new book, was “The Neurotic Parent’s Guide […]

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Oct 10th

Teens Offer Advice at Annual Teen Panel

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by Robina Riccitiello Parents can help teens manage stress better by being supportive, not asking about homework every time they see their teens, by letting them stay up late sometimes – because they just have to – and by giving them the occasional day off, according to the San Francisco teens at the Parents’ Coalition’s […]

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Mar 18th

Teen Mental Health with Michael Simon, MFT

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by Kathleen Bisaccia Does My Teen Have Good Mental Health?  That is the question that Michael Simon, MFT, attempted to help parents answer at his presentation at the International High School on February 5, 2013.  Simon approached the audience with his usual good humor but on a more serious note than in the past.  The […]

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