Jennifer Senior, The New York Times bestselling author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood,New York Times Book Critic, and former writer for New York Magazine
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Why do so many people today experience parenthood like a kind of crisis? Much has been written about how parents affect their children, but how do children affect their parents? Award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tackles the issue of how children affect their parents and reshape their lives. She points out that changes in the last half-century have altered the roles of mothers and fathers, making them more complex. Using research in history, sociology, economics, psychology and more Senior investigates why parents are so stressed and provides guidance, reassurance, and inspiration.
Jennifer Senior is the author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, which spent eight weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. In October of 2015, she joined The New York Times as one of its three daily book critics, succeeding Janet Maslin. Before that, she spent many years as a staff writer for New York Magazine, writing profiles and cover stories about politics, social science, and mental health. She won the Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York in 1999 and 2014; the GLAAD award in 2002; and the Erikson Prize in Mental Health Media in 2011. Her work has been anthologized four times in THE BEST AMERICAN POLITICAL WRITING, and her 2006 profile of Barack Obama, “Dreaming of Obama,” is the closing essay in NEW YORK STORIES: Landmark Writing From Four Decades Of New York Magazine. She graduated summa cum laude in anthropology from Princeton University.
Dr. Michael Gurian, Co-founder of the Gurian Institute and New York Times bestselling author of 28 books including The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls. Dr. Gurian has pioneered efforts to bring neurobiology and brain research into homes and schools.
The Minds of Boys and Girls: A Brain Based Approach
Thursday, February 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Dr. Gurian has pioneered efforts to bring neurobiology and brain research into homes and schools. Referred to as “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to bring together scientific principles and people’s every day lives, Dr. Gurian is committed to helping boys and girls reach their full potential. His talk will explore the differences in the behavior, learning styles, and interests of boys and girls, offering strategies to raise happy, successful, and emotionally fulfilled children. Dr. Gurian reaches out with connection and encouragement to strengthen parenting teams.
Dr. Gurian, a marriage and family counselor, is the author of 28 books in 22 languages. His latest book is Saving Our Sons, A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys. The Gurian Institute conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs, and trains professionals. He also works in the corporate world offering gender leadership seminars. His work is research-driven, science-based, and strategy-focused. Michael’s work and the work of the Gurian Institute team have been featured in dozens of professional journals, including Educational Leadership, Psychology Today, and The American School Board Journal, as well as nearly all major media, including the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Time, Today, Good Morning America, PBS, and NPR.