How to Foster Resilience in Your Kids

Tuesday, May 23 parents don’t want to miss 2 outstanding presentations by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg. These programs are part of Ridgewood Public Schools’ Community Outreach Program and are co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Home and School Association.

9:30 am: Fostering Resilience: Raising Children and Adolescents Who Are Prepared to Thrive is an overview of the Seven C’s Model of Resilience focused on communication strategies that position parents to be unwavering positive forces in their children’s lives: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping, and Control. Attention is placed on strategies that parents can use to help their children help themselves.
Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 125 North Maple Avenue. Parking is limited.

7:00pm: Authentic Success: Raising Adolescents in a Challenging World discusses how to foster high achievement in children while instilling a love of learning, rather than a fear of failure. The college admissions process will be discussed, and the importance of guiding each child to find the right educational match will be emphasized. This seminar is about raising successful children who will make their unique and substantial contributions to the world.
George Washington Middle School Auditorium, 155 Washington Place.

About Dr. Ken Ginsburg
Dr. Ken Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

He also serves as Director of Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania, an agency that serves Philadelphia’s homeless and marginalized youth.

In Dr. Ginsburg’s adolescent medicine practice, he cares for a wide variety of medical conditions, while simultaneously addressing adolescent behavioral issues. He practices social adolescent medicine — medicine with special attention to prevention and the recognition that social context and stressors affect both physical and emotional health.


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