Public Speaking Events in the New York Area

Parent participants will learn new ideas about how to connect with their kids, stop fighting, and how to help them connect with their Judaism in a new digital age. Teen Participants (8th-12th graders) will learn about techniques for compromising with parents instead of fighting with them, being safe online and loving their Judaism even after their 13th year.

Highlights of the presentation will include:

  • Video demonstrations on how to be a human lie detector. For teens this is essential for friendship development and anti-bullying strategies. For parents, this is a great way to measure the truthfulness of tricky teen subjects.
  • A review of the issues teens worry about and how to fix them from over 3,000 teens Vanessa has done research with.
  • An in-depth exploration of teen “Do’s and Don’ts” to help students embrace their Judaism, now and in the future.
  • A workshop on the digital age—how teens can be safe and savvy online and parents can help.
  • How to build meaningful and fulfilling relationships with teens and parents.
  • Highlights of the latest research studies concerning youth, parents and their habits. How to use these studies in day to day life and answer some of our most frustrating questions:

-How to I get my teen to open up?

-Why does my mom nag me?

-How can I do better in school while still having free time?

-What do I do if someone does something mean or sends me something inappropriate online?

-How do I know if someone is lying to me?

-How do I get along with my parents/teens?

I will be speaking on:

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel in Westport.

For more information call (203) 227-1656, ext. 330

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m at Temple Sinai in Stamford

For more information call (203) 321-1373, ext. 104.

Monday, November 1, 2010, 7:00PM – 9:00PM at Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction

Fee: $5 recommended donation at the door
Pre-Registration Required!
Join Vanessa Van Petten for this dynamic program! Stay tuned for more details as we approach November. If you’re interested, contact Debra for more information.

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