As parents, we strive to unlock our child’s academic, creative, personal and intellectual potential, but often run into roadblocks! On March 1, ParentMap is thrilled to present Ashley Merryman, a best-selling author of NurtureShock, who will breakdown the revealing research that has identified hidden “thrive factors” for kids that will forever change our thinking about learning, creativity and academic achievement.
Drawing from her critically acclaimed book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (featured on Good Morning America, All Things Considered, Newsweek), Merryman will further discuss how traditional parenting methods reinscribed in society and by other ‘experts’ might in reality impede our children’s mental development. Confronting the imbalance between ‘good intentions’ and ‘good ideas’, Merryman believes there are hidden “thrive factors” that can be identified in order to more effectively help children develop. By combining scientific research, as well as psychological and social, Merryman advances a revolutionary way of looking at the steps parents and society take into bringing up the best children possible, but also identifies what needs to be re-evaluated in order for kids to really flourish.
Merryman is an acclaimed public speaker, journalist, and author. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. Previously she was an attorney and a speechwriter in the Clinton administration. Most recently she has written for Time Magazine, Newsweek, and the Daily Beast on a range of topics concerning child development, child education, and educational testing. Besides her writing, she currently directs an all-volunteer tutoring program for inner city children in Los Angeles. A full list of her publications can be found at www.nurtureshock.com.
Single Tickets: $20 (advance), $25 (at the door)
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For more information about other six upcoming lectures (including Dr. John Gottman, Howard Behar, and others) in ParentMap’s 2012 Lecture Series, visit parentmap.com/lectures.