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Parent Education Speaker, Colin Keller - Contemporary Understandings of Addiction in Adolescent and Teen Development

Fletcher Family Library
Parenting is a constant balancing act of passing down your family’s value system, while allowing children space to develop their own individualized values and beliefs as they develop. Increasingly however parents have become disconnected from this process, and teenagers are parenting one another through social media and other means. How do you re-establish the parent hierarchy while allowing your children healthy boundaries? This is particularly critical when it comes to navigating conversations with your children around substance use. In this thought-provoking session, Colin will reference his work as a family therapist and the necessary role parents play in shaping a child’s experience. He will explore current research on addiction, share what he is seeing in teenagers, and provide advice and resources for parents. Mr. Keller will meet with interested Upper School students the same day.
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