Parent Education Series with Kathie McCarthy
Join us for 3 workshops in which we will look at tough parenting issues with the help of neuroscience.
The framework for the series is Dan Siegel’s work in interpersonal neurobiology. Kathie will draw from two of Dan’s books Mindsight and The Whole-Brain Child. During each session she will present cognitive information, offer real experiences and create time for reflection.
Kathie will apply principles of Mindsight to some of the big issues we all struggle with as parents – Adapting to Teenagers, Navigating Media, and Emerging Sexuality.
Mindsight is about making positive changes in your brain and in your life. We will learn and practice relatively simple skills that literally change the wiring and architecture of the brain. For a number of years, brain research has been a focus for Hyla faculty. Kathie has led several faculty discussions on this topic and we’re pleased to open the conversation to parents through this parent ed series.
Hyla’s foundational belief is that middle school students are at a pivotal point in their academic and social development. These workshops offer new tools for dealing with these pivotal teenage years. They also create a place for respectful, thoughtful conversation.
Please join us:
12/4 - Adapting to Teenagers
2/5 - Navigating Media
3/5 - Emerging Sexuality
7 pm, Hyla Library
Kathie McCarthy teaches and talks with parents and teens in groups and individually. She is most helpful with questions about parenting, sexuality, and spirituality. She is married to Kris Van Gieson who teaches the Human Relations program at Hyla. They co-teach Sexuality Education at Hyla each spring.