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Back by Popular Demand with New Perspectives: ParenTalks

May 04, 2022

It seemed to strike a chord, so the conversation will continue, anew.

The final ParenTalks of the 2021-22 academic year at St. Michael’s College School will delve deeper into the theme of healthy and unhealthy parental pressure.

SMCS ParenTalks | Parental Pressure Continued


The same topic was also featured in the February 24, 2022, presentation of ParenTalks.

It is back by popular demand and includes some fresh insights.

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, clinical psychologist, New York Times best-selling author and international expert in emotional intelligence and anger management, returns.

He will be joined by fellow clinical psychologist, Dr. Christopher Thurber, who is also an educator, author, and entrepreneur. Dr. Thurber is a faculty member at a co-ed, independent school in New Hampshire.

Both doctors are co-authors of, ‘The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure: A Positive Approach to Pushing Your Child to Be Their Best Self’, published last year. 

SMCS student reading in class | Parentalks


Panelists will address topics including:

  • What is a pressure parent?
  • Understanding healthy versus unhealthy parental pressure
  • Setting expectations effectively
  • Nurturing motivation

For more information, email: parentalks@smcsmail.com

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