How to Raise Happy Kids in a Stressful World

Tackling Childhood Stress: How to Raise Happy Kids in a Stressful World
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM

Ms. Katie Hurley, author of The Happy Kid Handbook, talks to Ridgewood parents and guardians about how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children.  Current research shows that childhood stress and anxiety are on the rise. By exploring the differences between extroverts and introverts, and everything in between, Katie will offer parents the strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective.

She will talk about how to spot the signs of stress and what to do to help your child learn to cope with and work through triggers of stress and anxiety. Learn why understanding your child’s personality is the key to empowering your child.

Ms. Hurley is a child and adolescent psychotherapist and founder of the Girls Can! empowerment group for young girls. Check out her book…The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World.

The Community Outreach Program is a presentation series organized and hosted by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Home and School Association.  

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."