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2019-2020 Parent Ed

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children
A Discussion with Lynn Lyons at on October 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Theater

Lynn Lyons is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Concord, New Hampshire. She has been in private practice for 28 years specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn travels internationally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. She is a sought after expert, appearing in the New York Times, Time, NPR, Psychology Today and other media outlets. With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, Lynn is the coauthor of two books on anxiety: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids

Anxiety is all too common, and depression rates in children and teens continue to rise. We know untreated anxiety in a child is a top predictor of depression in teens and young adults.  Therefore, understanding how these two problems overlap is valuable information for parents and those who work with children. In this presentation, Lynn focuses on recognizing and interrupting/unhinging the most common anxiety and depression enhancing patterns: reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and three cognitive habits. She then teaches how to adopt a process-based strategic “umbrella approach” that changes both the child and adults’ entrenched and damaging patterns of thinking and behavior. RSVP here.

Everyone Has a Story the World Needs to Hear
Dave Isay, Founder of StoryCorps
Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the BBLC Lecture Hall

We are thrilled to welcome Dave Isay to Marin Academy as part of our 2019-2020 Parent Ed speaker series. Dave founded StoryCorps in 2003, has been honored with six Peabody Awards, granted a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, and awarded the TED Prize in 2015. StoryCorps strives to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. It reminds us of our shared values and teaches the importance of listening by underscoring the basic principle that everyone’s story matters. Virtually every conversation recorded by StoryCorps (over 200,000 interviews) is archived in conjunction with the Library of Congress as a resource for future generations. 
During his presentation, Dave will introduce you to some of the most heart-wrenching, humorous and beautiful stories. He has a knack for bringing together people for simple conversations and teasing out the stories that make us who we are. Maybe you have heard some of these exchanges on National Public Radio or on your social media feed, or maybe you've heard these stories at your own family's dinner table. 
Their recordings find the unexpected in the otherwise ordinary:
They encourage us to look past uncomfortable differences and find binding similarities:
They help us cling to beauty when faced with unimaginable tragedy:
And they cause us to question the little things we’ve stopped noticing:
Learn more about StoryCorps and find out how you and your family can share and record stories this Thanksgiving!

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