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At 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 14 at the St. Helena Montessori School Barn Dr. Leonard Sax, PhD, will present a talk about today’s children. It is sponsored by the SHMS Parents’ Guild.

Dr. Sax will present evidence that American children are more fragile, and more likely to become anxious and/or depressed and/or disengaged, compared with American kids from the same demographic just 20 years ago — and what to do about it. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with Dr. Sax speaking from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be a time for questions and answers afterwards and he will stay to sign books.

Dr. Sax is a physician, psychologist and author of four best-selling books for parents. Dr. Sax will raise and answer questions such as:

What can parents do to greatly improve the odds that their child will grow up to be healthy, happy, and successful? (This isn’t a guess; it’s a robust empirical finding based on multiple longitudinal cohort studies;)

What is the most important virtue American parents must teach their children? (This virtue is downright un-American;)

What are some key tips for parents in planning a family vacation — in order to strengthen the family? (No, you don’t have to go camping;)

What is the meaning of life? (The answer comes at the end of the talk.)

The focus of the evening will be on practical, concrete strategies that parents can begin deploying immediately, at zero cost. These strategies are proven to improve the odds for children and for teens.

Please contact St. Helena Montessori School through their website shmontessori.org or call the school at 707-963-1527 to inquire or purchase tickets. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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