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February 4th, 2020
7:00 pm

Katherine Delmar Burke School
7070 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Please do not park on 32nd Ave. between California St. and El Camino del Mar, or in the CVS parking lot at Clement and 32nd. Street parking is limited. Please carpool, take public transit or ride share.

Free Admission


Madeline Levine

Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World

In The Price of Privilege, Dr. Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Continuing to address the mistaken notions about what children need to thrive in Teach Your Children Well, Dr. Levine tore down the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. In Ready or Not, she continues to show how these same parenting practices, combined with a need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail. She offers help to parents to prepare their children to thrive in an unpredictable, rapidly changing and digital world.

Increasingly, the world has become disturbing, unfamiliar and even threatening. In response, protective pressure-filled parenting styles that push children to excel is leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed—and unprepared for the future that awaits them.

But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics as well as extensive research, Dr. Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future. Most important, Dr. Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

Dr. Levine is also a co-founder of Challenge Success, a program of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education that focuses on providing parents and schools with the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated kids in a fast paced world with a narrow and an increasingly outdated definition of success.

To RSVP please visit: https://speak-madeline-levine.eventbrite.com

This event is FREE for SPEAK member school parents, educators, and staff. A non-member fee of $15 will be collected at the door. Seating will be first come, first served.





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