The Teachers College Smarter Parenting (and Grandparenting) Series features talks with experts in their respective fields of education, psychology and health who provide evidence-based advice to help parents and grandparents navigate challenges that arise during the critical early years of child development. Listen to podcasts of our past sessions, and stay tuned for upcoming live events!

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TC Parenting Podcast: Beginning Limit Setting and Positive Discipline 
Browyn BeckerFeaturing Dr. Bronwyn Becker Charlton (Ph.D. ’03), Co-founder, SeedlingsGroup
February 25, 2016 @ The Lotos Club
Children misbehave. It’s a normal part of their development—and it’s part of a parent’s job to help them learn to regulate their emotions and behavior. Yet standard tactics such as time-outs, punishments, and consequences, fall short when it comes to actually changing behavior. The answer, supported by 40 years of research, is simple, though the steps involved are more complex. Dr. Bronwyn Becker Charlton shares ways to help parents focus their energy on what they want a child to do, rather than wasting it on what they want a child to stop doing.


TC Parenting Podcast: Raising Children Who Soar – A Guide to Healthy Risk-taking in an Uncertain World
Nancy Eppler-WolffFeaturing Dr. Nancy Eppler-Wolff (Ph.D. ’85), clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst; TC Faculty, Clinical Psychology program
April 2, 2016, Academic Festival @ Teachers College
Let's face it: Virtually all parents and grandparents can recall instances of interfering in their young children’s lives—whether by intervening in a playground squabble, or "helping" with a school project. How can we keep our children safe in an uncertain world, but also raise them to be able to take positive emotional risks necessary for healthy development? With stories based on the diverse families from her practice and book by the same title, educator, psychology and psychoanalyst Dr. Nancy Eppler-Wolff offers real-world scenarios and practical solutions.


TC Parenting Podcast: The Spiritual Child – The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving
Lisa Miller ThumbnailFeaturing Dr. Lisa Miller, Ph.D., TC Professor of Psychology and Education; Director, TC Spirituality MindBody Institute
May 5, 2016 – The Solarium @ The 3 West Club
In this session of the TC Smarter Parenting (and Grandparenting) Series, TC’s Lisa Miller explores the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. Miller explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health, showing that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality have significantly more positive markers for thriving—including an increased sense of meaning, purpose, and high levels of academic success. Drawing on her recently published book, also titled The Spiritual Child, Miller combines cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child’s mental and physical health. She provides practical advice for parents, offering concrete ways to develop and encourage their children’s—and their own—well-being.

Questions? Contact kerry.donohue@tc.edu 212-678-4119