Parenting in a Time of CrisisTuesday May 12 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Children & Families
- Current Affairs
- Health, Psychology & Spirituality
Parents all over the world are facing a dilemma: what do we tell children about threatening truths, from COVID-19 to climate change? How do we balance their need to be informed and prepared with their equally important right to experience the carefree joy of youth and dream of the future? These questions are more urgent than ever at a time when our kids’ routines, schedules, and ideas of normalcy have been completely upended—and when parents are struggling to answer their children’s questions in a way that doesn’t undermine kids’ baseline of stability and structure.
Author, speaker, and coach Christine Carter, Ph.D. draws on her own parenting experiences, as well as the latest scientific research in psychology, sociology, and neuroscience, to give advice for living, working, and parenting with greater joy and meaning. In her recent book, Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World, New York Times bestselling author and psychologist Madeline Levine seems to have anticipated the needs and struggles of families during this crisis. Environmental pioneer Sarah Jaquette Ray’s A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety is an essential toolkit for the climate generation—and the rest of us—as we confront the greatest environmental threat of our time: one that, as we’re learning, worsens pandemics. We couldn’t ask for a better trio of guides to empower us with the knowledge and insight to parent well in these trying times. Moderated by Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center.
Christine Carter, The New Adolescence
Madeline Levine, Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World
Sarah Jaquette Ray, A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet
Dacher Keltner, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence