Topics to be Covered
- How an over-emphasis on grades, test scores, and trophies as measures of kids’ success neglects crucial aspects of their development.
- Practical, research-based strategies for helping kids develop the values, character and coping skills that are the underpinnings of resilience.
- How to counter our culture’s “man up, be tough” messages to boys that inhibit their social and emotional development.
- Why pornography is “the public health crisis of the digital age” and its impact on youth.
- Concrete strategies for helping kids learn how to deal with peer pressure, moral dilemmas, and gender stereotypes promulgated by the media.
- Results from the Youth Purpose Project: what research tells us about why so many young people are struggling to find purpose in their lives and how adults can nurture, mentor, and support them in finding their path to fulfillment.
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Teaching Children Well: Why Values, Character, and Resilience Matter More than Grades and Trophies
Madeline Levine, Ph.D., Psychologist, co-founder of Challenge Success, a project of the Stanford School of Education, parenting expert, author of New York Times Best Sellers, The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well.
Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality: The Impact of Pornography and a Hypersexualized Culture
Gail Dines, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies, Chair of the American Studies Department at Wheelock College, founder of Culture Reframed, author of Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality.
“Man Up” Messages: Empowering Boys to Overcome Limiting Stereotypes of Masculinity
Ashanti Branch, M.Ed., K12 Education Fellow, Hasso Plattner School of Design, Stanford University, Assistant Principal, Montera Middle School in Oakland, founder & Executive Director of the Ever Forward Club.
How Parents and Educators Can Help Youth Find Purpose and Meaning in Their Lives
William Damon, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Director, Stanford Center on the Study of Adolescence, a leading scholar in child development, Fellow of the National Academy of Education, author of The Moral Child and The Path to Purpose.
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