The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Ideas&Insights - Dr. Madeline Levine

Dr. Madeline Levine, "Teach Your Children Well" - Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Fay School is delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling author Madeline Levine on Monday, March 25. Based on her New York Times bestselling book by the same name, in this talk Dr. Levine tackles our current narrow definition of success—how it unnecessarily stresses academically talented kids and marginalizes many more whose talents and interests are less amenable to measurement. The development of skills needed to be successful in the 21st century—creativity, collaboration, innovation—are not easily developed in our competitive, fast-paced, high pressure world. Dr. Levine gives practical, research-based solutions to help parents return their families to healthier and saner versions of themselves by remembering that successful parenting is measured 20 or 30 years down the road, not at the end of any particular grading period.  

Madeline Levine, Ph.D. is a psychologist with close to 30 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, educator, and author. She is also a co-founder of Challenge Success, a project at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education that provides families and schools with the practical research-based tools they need to raise healthy, motivated kids, capable of reaching their full potential. She has had a large clinical practice with an emphasis on child and adolescent problems and parenting issues and is a sought-after consultant and lecturer at schools and businesses across the country. She has been featured on The Today Show, The Lehrer Report, and NPR. Emailed over a million times, her August 2012 New York Times op-ed piece, “Raising Successful Children,” is one of the most emailed op-ed pieces in the history of The New York Times.
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Event Details

Event Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Event Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fay School's Harris Theater, located in the Harris Events Center

Parking will be available in Harlow Circle (23 Middle Road) and behind Brackett House (31 Main Street). Signs will be on campus to direct visitors; click here for a campus map.

Harlow Circle - 23 Middle Road, Southborough, MA

Brackett House - 31 Main Street, Southborough, MA

This event is free to attend and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to reserve your spot.

Fay School's Ideas&Insights Speaker Series welcomes experts in education, child development, and parenting to share research, tools, and inspiration with parents and families.

Previous speakers:
Dr. Richard Ginsburg: “Youth Sports Specialization: What Parents Need to Know” (2018)
Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims: "How to Raise an Adult" (2018)
Ron Lieber: "The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money” (2017)
Dr. Rob Evans: "Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times" (2017)
Katie LeClerc-Greer: "How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe in This Technology-Driven World?" (2016)
Dr. Michael Thompson: "How to Raise Responsible Children" (2015)
Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige: "Taking Back Childhood: Helping Children Thrive in Challenging Times" (2014)
Jessica Lahey: "The Gift of Failure" (2013)