The Wise Parents Association (WPA) is proud to announce Parent Wise – our Parent Education series for the 2019-2020 school year. Morning speakers will follow regularly-scheduled WPA Meetings beginning at 8 a.m. Evening events will feature our guest speakers only, and we hope will be an opportunity to welcome all parents in our community.
Belonging Not Bullying: Cultivating Empathy & Inclusivity
Dr. Michele Borba, EdD
Monday, August 26 – Parent Academy (1st day of school) – 8:15 a.m.
Join us at Parent Academy—the first parent learning opportunity of the year on the first
day of school—where we will welcome internationally-renowned author and speaker Michele Borba. An educational psychologist and expert in parenting, bullying, and character development, Michelle will
teach us how to give our kids the “empathy advantage” to succeed— drawing from her latest book Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All-About-Me World. She will teach us easy-to-implement parenting
techniques grounded in the latest research to raise children who cancollaborate, innovate and problem-solve.
Michele Borba, Ed.D. is one of the foremost authorities on childhood development in the country and is a regular contributor and appears frequently on NBC’s Today. She has also been featured as an expert on
Dateline, The View, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends, Dr. Oz, and The Early Show, among many others.
Who’s In Charge? Raising Great Kids without Bribes, Threats, or Pulling Your Hair Out!
Bette Levy Alkazian
Tuesday, October 29 at 8:15 a.m.
Do you find yourself feeling frustrated with your kids more often than you’d like and resorting to measures you wish you hadn’t? For most of us, getting our kids to listen feels like a never-ending battle. Help is on the way! Join us for this informative talk, with parenting expert, Bette Alkazian as she provides us with practical strategies and invaluable tools that will bring peace to your household.
Bette Levy Alkazian, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Parenting Coach and nationally recognized parenting expert who works with families to ease the challenges and increase the joys of raising children. Bette has worked for many years as a parent educator, speaker, and writer. She is the author of Parenting Backwards and Potty Learning: The Do’s, Don’ts and the Oops of Poops.
Raising Self-Reliant, Resilient, and Ethical Children
Dr. Wendy Mogel, PhD
Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
How do we raise self-disciplined, appreciative, and resourceful children in an entitled world? Dr. Mogel will discuss how we can teach children to thrive in an over-indulged and over-protected environment. She will teach us how to turn our kids’ “worst traits into their greatest attributes”, while dispelling common myths about raising self-reliant kids. You won’t want to miss this enlightening evening with one of the foremost experts in parenting.
Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., is an international public speaker, the author of Voice Lessons for Parents, the New York Times bestseller The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, and The Blessing of a B Minus. She has made several appearances as the go-to parenting expert on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and a number of news and magazine articles and podcasts. She lives in Los Angeles and is a practicing clinical psychologist.
From Sibling Rivalry to Camaraderie: Helping Your Children Create Lifelong Loving Bonds
Thursday, January 30 at 8:15 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.
Is it possible to create a sense of independence, as well as coexistence among our children? Can we foster our children’s respective assertive spirits, while developing loving attachments among their siblings and friends? How do we cultivate kindness, respect, and equanimity between our kids without squashing their unique nature? We will delve into these questions and more, as Dana Entin joins us for this important talk for any family – whether you have multiple kids or one
Note: We are providing two opportunities to hear this meaningful talk:
8:15 a.m. – Elementary School
9:30 a.m. – EC
Dana Entin is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has worked as a Parent Educator, Coach and Consultant for the past 18 years. She spends her time now teaching and lecturing in a multitude of settings –to both parents and preschool professionals. She specializes in topics such as: health and wellness, safety, education, technology, development, nutrition, discipline, sleep and behavior.
Protecting Your Children – Teaching Proper Safety Skills Without Fear
Pattie Fitzgerald, Safely Ever After
Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
Come learn from renowned safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald, who explains: “Keeping our kids safe shouldn’t mean being scared or worried all the time. It means being able to navigate through the myriad of statistics, research and information out there, and empowering ourselves with the best weapon around: PREVENTION EDUCATION!” Moms and dads won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in this field – leaving with knowledge, tips, and real-life application of her safety strategies.
Last year, Pattie was featured in a SOLD OUT Party Book party, so we are thrilled to have her back this year for this informative talk open to our entire parent community at no charge.
Pattie Fitzgerald is the founder of Safely Ever After.com and is nationally recognized for her work as a Child Safety Educator, children’s author, and family coach. She is the author of two highly acclaimed children’s books: No Trespassing-This Is My Body! and Super Duper Safety School. Admired for her down-to-earth style, humor, and practical approach, Pattie’s workshops and seminars have given parents real solutions and strategies for protecting their families for over 18 years now.
Pattie’s work has been featured on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, MSNBC, CNN, and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).