ParentMap proudly welcomes Dr. Lisa Miller speaking on The Spiritual Child: New Science On Parenting To Thrive.
Lisa Miller, Ph.D., researcher and clinical psychologist, presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. Gain practical advice and concrete ways to develop and encourage your child’s well-being.
Based on her New York Times bestselling book, 'The Spiritual Child', Miller presents the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality:
-Are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances
-Are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers
-Are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex
-Have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success.
Combining 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, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's-as well as their own-well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.
Part of ParentMap's October Lecture Series.