Past Events

SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017


Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Life Reimagined: Redrawing the Map for our Health, Relationships, and Future

Susan Stiffelman

Parenting with Presence: Raising Confident and Caring Kids

Lloyd Thacker

Turning the Tide: Reshaping the College Admissions Process

SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016

Kelly McGonigal
The New Science of Stress: How to Make Stress Your Friend

Frank Bruni
Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Wellness Panel: The Parent Relationship Your Child Needs

Julie Lythcott-Haims
How to Raise an Adult: Preparing Your Kid for Success
View Video of the Julie Lythcott-Haims Talk

Lynn O’Shaughnessy
The College Solution: Looking for the Right College at the Right Price

Lawrence Cohen
The Opposite of Worry: How to Deal with Anxiety and Fears

SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015

Sally Springer, Ph.D.
– Admission Matters: What Students & Parents Need to Know About Applying to College

Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.
– Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits & Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Lynn O’Shaughnessy
– The College Solution: Looking for the Right College at the Right Price

Wellness Panel
– Helping Your Teen Make Wise Choices

Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
– Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens & Teens

Film Showing:
The Mask You Live In As a Society, Are We Failing Our Boys?
Moderated by Dr. Jerrold Shapiro

Ryan McKelley
Unmasking Masculinity: Helping Boys Become Connected Men

SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014

Brad Sachs, Ph.D.
Good Enough Parenting: Creating Conversations that Change Children’s Lives

Jerrold Lee Shapiro, Ph.D.
Preparing For and Surviving the College Application Process

Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet & Erica Pelavin
My Digital TAT2 – Parenting in the Age of Social Media

Jerry Selingo
College Unbound: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education

Madeline Levine, Ph.D.
Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.
Our Distracted Mind: Brain, Memory and Multi-tasking

SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013

Film Showing: Bully
Moderated by Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet

James Steyer
Talking Back to Facebook

Dean Blumberg Ph.D.
Teen Brains: The Latest Research

Ben Kaplan
How to Go to College for Almost Free

Deborah Gilboa, M.D.
Raising Kids Who Can Launch

Larry Rosen, Ph.D.
Parenting the iGeneration and Generation C: Why Our Kids Love Technology and What it is Doing to Their Brains

Christine VanDeVelde
College Admission: From Application to Acceptance

Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.
Surviving Junior & Senior Year: A Parents’ Guide to the Application Process Jerrold Shapiro

SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012

Film Showing:
– Miss Representation

Ellen Galinsky
– Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills

Michael Bradley
– Loving Your Teen Without Losing Your Mind

Niobe Way
– Boys and the Crisis of Connection

Christine Carter, Ph.D.
– Coaching Kids Through Change

Jon Reider
– The College Admission Scene Today: Surviving the Frenzy with Style and Humor

Peggy Orenstein
– From Princess to Pop-Tarts Peggy Orenstein

Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.
– Surviving the College Application Process

SCHOOL YEAR 2010-2011

Brenee Brown, Ph.D
The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Five Guideposts for Raising Children

Fred Luskin, Ph.D.
Stress Less: The Role of Stress Management in Creating Happiness

Rebecca Randall, Common Sense Media
Digital Citizenship: Raising Kids in Our 24/7 Connected Culture

Lisa Boesky, Ph.D.
Is My Teen Normal: When to Worry and When to Relax

Cliff Nass, Ph.D.
Multitasking and Your Tween/Teen: How Technology Effects Intellectual and Social Growth

John Medina, Ph.D.
Brain Rules: How to Raise Smart and Happy Child

Jon Reider, Ph.D.
The College Admission Scene Today:Surviving the Frenzy with Style and Humor

Teen Justice 101: What parents and teens need to know about drugs, drinking, and driving
In partnership with the League of Women Voters

Jerrold Lee Shapiro, Ph.D.
Surviving the Application Process: A Practical Guide to the College Transition

Po Bronson
NutureShock: New Thinking About Children

SCHOOL YEAR 2009-2010

Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D.
Building Resilience in Our Youth: Raising Healthy Kids

Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D.
Workshop for health professionals, counselors and educators who work with children

Adolescent Health Panel
– Catherine Miller, M.D. (Adolescent Medicine)
– Katherine Sutherland, M.D. (OB/GYN: Teen Sexuality)
– Francis Wren, M.D. (Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist)
– Fred Luskin, Ph.D. (Psychologist)

Guy Kawasaki
The Art of Innovation and How to Nurture It

Film Showing: Race to Nowhere

Annie Fox, M.Ed.
Why 21st Century Kids Need 21st Century Parenting

Frank Carbajal
Building the Latino Future – Success Stories for the Next Generation

Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Getting to Calm: Parenting Teens and Tweens

Rachel Simmons
The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Con fidence

SCHOOL YEAR 2008-2009

Rachel Simmons
Odd Girl Out

Laura Kastner
The Launching Years

Mike Riera
Staying Connected to Your Teen

Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.
Surviving the College Application Process

Dr. B.J. Fogg & Linda Fogg Phillips
Facebook for Parents: What you Need to Know

Leonard Sax
Boys Adrift

SCHOOL YEAR 2007-2008

Madeline Levine, Ph.D.
– The Price of Privilege
(Note: Predates official MVLA Series)