On March 15, we will host the Common Sense LA Teen Panel "Notes to My Middle School Self" featuring Willows Alumni
joining teen panel members to discuss social media and teens.Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director and Robin Stern. Associate Director the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and co-developers of Yale's RULER program,
an evidence-based approach designed to teach social emotional skills that The Willows has implemented, will discuss how to have difficult conversations in "The Art of Understanding and Repairing Our Differences: How to Have Difficult Conversations Using Emotional Intelligence"
on April 18.
This year we have screened Screenagers
, the award-winning documentary by primary care physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston. Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, UCLA Professor of Psychiatry,
Founding Co-Director of the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, Executive Director of the Mindshight Institute, and author of three New York Times
bestselling books, spoke to our extended community on "Developing a Resilient Mind in Children." New York Times
"Your Money" columnist, finance expert, and instant New York Times
and Wall Street Journa
l bestselling author of The Opposite of Spoiled Ron Lieber
presented “How, When and Why to Talk to Kids About Money” (whether they are 3 years old or teenagers!)
. Filmmaker, author, and ex-Wall Street lawyer Vicki Abeles
screened and answered questions about her new documentary "Beyond Measure