The French American School of Princeton is hosting a special night for parents on from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Clinical psychologist Robert J. Evans, Ed.D., will speak on “Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times.” The evening, held at the school, is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/Z4Ucv2oGBs
Rob Evans will outline key dilemmas in raising children and adolescents today and offer concrete suggestions for successful coping at home and school. There is no harder job than being a parent. Nothing else touches so much of a person so deeply—or so unpredictably—and there is no training for it. As the pace of life accelerates, as media influences intensify, and as the future grows less predictable, parents find it harder to know how to raise children of character, caring, and competence, how to resist negative influences in the surrounding culture, how to help foster strength and resilience in children.
Robert Evans is a clinical and organizational psychologist and the Executive Director of The Human Relations Service in Wellesley. A former high school and pre-school teacher, and a former child and family therapist, he has worked with schools and families for thirty years. He has consulted to nearly a thousand schools and districts around the country, working with teachers, administrators, boards, and parents. His presentations are known for their lively wit and plain talk. Rob’s interests now focus on changes in the American family and in the home-school relationship. He is the author of many articles and two books, Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with The Crisis in Childrearing, and The Human Side of School Change.