Upcoming Events

Dec 22

Holiday Break: Office Closed until January 5th

Jan 19

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Office Closed

Jan 26

Special Needs Group Discussion

Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, First Floor, Between Park and Lexington Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Feb 4

SCREEN-SMART PARENTING, speaker: Jodi Gold, MD - Cornell

Location: Loyola School, 980 Park Avenue, Library Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Feb 11

THE TWIN CONNECTION: Making Educated Decisions about Raising Twins

Location: Corlears School, 324 West 15th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Featured Article

  • Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Temperament

    by Lisa Poelle, Early Childhood Consultant Parents often wonder what causes children to behave in such different ways. How much of a person’s behavior is influenced by environmental changes and how much is simply “hard-wired” or inborn? How much control do parents have over the way their child reacts to the world? How can two siblings be so different, even when raised by the same parents, in the same home, with the same toys, and with the same values? Download the full article here

  • Limits and Latitude: Keys to Resilience

    By Robert Evans, Ed.D. One of the most persistent challenges for parents is two-pronged: how to help children learn to behave and how to help them learn to cope with adversity. The wisest pediatricians and psychologists (including some who have written for this Review) consistently recommend discipline—that parents set consistent limits and apply reasonable consequences when children ignore or disobey these limits. They also advocate what I think of as latitude—the freedom to learn from experience, including one’s mistakes.

    Download the full article here