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Drop the Worry Ball: Parenting in the Age of Entitlement with Dr. Alex Russell

May 17, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Community

Want your children to be more resilient and independent? Let them make mistakes and learn from them. Children learn through the experience on non-catastrophic, painful failure, and it is through the process of these failures that they mature into resilient, resourceful, and emotionally balance individuals. Learn to:

  • Stop doing all the worrying—and let your kids do some.
  • Embrace failing (team tryouts, tests) as part of learning and not something parents have done wrong. • Resist social pressures to over-parent.
  • Build relationships with teachers and outside authorities.
  • Understand parent-child dynamics—and how children learn to get parents to do too much for them.

Dr. Alex Russell is a clinical psychologist who lives and works in Toronto. He provides assessments and psychotherapy to children and adults, in addition to consulting with schools, teachers and psychologists.