Tuesday, 9/26/23 10-11:45 Wilton Library - The College Process: Supporting Your Teen & Finding the Right Fit
The college process can often feel like a frenzy but there are ways to manage it that foster resilience and relationships rather than discord and despair. Please join Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D and Deena Maerowitz, J.D., M.S.W. to learn tips, strategies and suggestions for reducing stress, staying connected to your child, and managing the process with greater ease and comfort. You will feel better, and your teen will thank you!
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Tuesday, 10/17/23 7-8:30 pm, Wilton LibraryNever Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic and What We Can do About It
In the ever more competitive race to secure the best possible future, today’s students face unprecedented pressure to succeed. Their schedules are packed with AP classes and resume-padding activities, while family resources are stretched to a breaking point by tutoring fees and athletic schedules. Yet this drive to optimize performance has only resulted in skyrocketing rates of anxiety, depression, and even self-harm in America’s
highest achieving schools.
It does not need to be this way. Join us for a discussion led by Susan Bauerfeld PhD, with award-winning reporter Jennifer Breheny Wallace on the deep roots of toxic achievement culture, and what we must do to fight back. Through deep research, some of which was conducted here in Wilton and highlights our local youth activists, Wallace reveals what kids need from adults is not more pressure, but to feel like they matter.
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