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Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, award-winning independent journalist, speaker, and author: The Good News About Bad Behavior
Congregation Beth Elohim
133 Prospect Street
Acton, MA
Light refreshments, including beer and wine, will be available at no charge. Professional Development Certificates for Continuing Education Hours available for $18 per individual. Copies of "The Good News About Bad Behavior" will be on sale at the event thanks to The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, and Katherine will be signing copies following her presentation.
Free, but pre-registration is required

A surprising problem has quietly been developing in the current generation of children: they are out of control. A recent study of first-graders found they could sit still for no more than three minutes, only a quarter of the time that their peers could in 1948. In the era of the helicopter parent, children seem to have lost the ability to regulate their behavior and emotions. Journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis has been investigating this crisis and documents a new theory of discipline that could help children be more self-disciplined, confident, and better equipped to handle the challenges they'll face in life—and let parents finally stop wondering what they're doing wrong.

Discovery Museum Speaker Series is offered in partnership with the MIT Club of Boston.