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  • Parenting Matters
    Conference
    Spring 2016

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    Barrington High School
    220 Lincoln Ave
    Barrington, RI 02806

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  • Keynote Presentation

  • Ellen Galinsky
    Leading Authority on Work-Family Issues

    "Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs"

    A new approach to understanding how children learn

    (This keynote presentation will be offered in Spanish and English.)

    How do we keep the fire for learning ignited in our children’s eyes? This is the question that has fueled a 15-year journey into child development and neuroscience research for Ellen Galinsky. In her keynote presentation, Galinsky, an authority on work-family issues, shares the four major lessons from this journey and scientifically proven strategies to help children thrive, including the importance of executive function skills.

    Galinsky identifies seven necessary life skills to help children succeed intellectually, socially and emotionally. The seven skills are:

    1. Focus and Self-Control,
    2. Perspective Taking,
    3. Communicating,
    4. Making Connections,
    5. Critical Thinking,
    6. Taking in Challenges and
    7. Self-Directed Engaged Learning.

    These are skills that every adult can teach and every child can learn. Families and professionals imparting these powerful life skills to children will provide tools for lifelong success.

    Ellen Galinsky, mother of two grown children and grandmother of two, is the president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, a Manhattan-based nonprofit organization conducting research on changing family, workplace, and community dynamics. As president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, she helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for 25 years. Her more than 40 books and 100 articles include Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ask the Children and the now-classic The Six Stages of Parenthood.

    Visit www.mindinthemaking.org for a brief video preview.