Join Dr. Brooks to learn about the factors that help families achieve greater balance, warmth, and respect, with a special focus on those who have children and teens with LD/ADHD, although his remarks will be applicable to all families.
He will discuss the importance of:
- practicing empathy in order to understand and respond effectively to each family member,
- changing negative scripts that contribute to family disharmony,
- establishing realistic expectations and goals
- identifying and reinforcing the "islands of competence" of each child,
- becoming a "charitable" family, and
- disciplining in ways that promote self-discipline rather than resentment.
Nationally renowned Psychologist and Author Dr. Robert Brooks
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Dr. Robert Brooks is one of the nation's leading authorities on the topics of family relationships, resilience and motivation. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital in Boston. He is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and stories to life. Dr. Brooks is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including Raising a Self-Disciplined Child, Nurturing Resilience in our Children and Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less. Dr. Brooks also completed a videotape and educational guide for PBS titled “Look What You’ve Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience” that focuses on resilience in children with special needs and participated in the production of two videotapes by Sunburst Communications, one about parenting children with learning and attentional problems and the other about developing responsibility in children.
Dr. Brooks received The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Prentice School in Santa Ana, CA and the Distinguished Leadership Award from Learning Disabilities Worldwide in recognition of his contributions and commitment to the field of learning disabilities. In addition, both CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) and the Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities bestowed him with “Hall of Fame” awards for his work with special needs children and adolescents.
Some of Dr. Brooks books will be available for purchase at this event.
Thursday, December 4, 2014.
7 - 9 pm.
Location: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St., San Francisco
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