Upcoming Events for Parents in Chicago & North Shore

Upcoming events, courtesy of Lonnie Stonitsch of PEC Calendar:
Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D. of Harvard Medical School returns to our area for the Francine C. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture at Francis W. Parker School on April 20 at 7:30 PM. Her 2013 book is The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age — a perennial hot topic.Quite curious about the April 21, 7:00 PM talk on visual literacy at Glenbard West High School by Nick Sousanis, Ed.D. from the University of Calgary. He wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. What’s not to like?


I’ve been impressed with Tamara Kaldor, M.S.‘s work in the field of tech and young children, especially as it relates to learning differences and executive functioning. She’ll be speaking on April 22 at 9:30 AM at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, sponsored by the Alliance for Early Childhood.

And then there’s bestselling author Ned Hallowell, MD, the esteemed child and adult psychiatrist, who specializes in ADHD, brain development, and learning differences, appearing at Dominican University on April 22, 7:00 PM and at Wolcott School in Chicago on April 23, 9:00 AM. Both events sponsored by Wolcott School — and if you haven’t heard of Wolcott yet, get busy Googling!!
FAN brings back Gregory Kramer, Ph.D., the developer of Insight Dialogue meditation practice, for 3 events over 4 days, April 23-26. A public lecture at New Trier HS/Northfield on 4/23, a free one-day meditation retreat in Evanston on 4/24, and a 2-day retreat in Wilmette on 4/25-26. There’s nothing quite like meditating in dialogue with another person — life changing and soul affirming. RSVPs required for both retreats.
Roycemore School in Evanston is hosting something totally cool and different — Share Fair and STEMosphere — on April 25, 9:30-3:30. Hands-on everything, naturally. Go check it out, bring the family!
Saving one of the very best for last — former FAN speaker Robert Brooks, Ph.D., one of our nation’s leading experts on resilience, comes for two events in Hinsdale, April 29 (7:00 PM) and April 30 (9:30 AM). Dr. Brooks is a truly sublime speaker, kind, compassionate, direct, and very wise. Give yourself a well-deserved treat and attend one of his talks. Sponsored by Hinsdale Township High School D86 and its partners.

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