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Parenting SOS: Expert Answers to Your Burning Questions

ParentEd Talks Replay

Our kids are constantly changing. Advice for parents is, too. So, we phoned in friends and called in an expert. Watch "Parenting SOS: Expert Answers to Your Burning Questions," an intimate hour of conversation with Laura Kastner, Ph.D., an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, author, researcher and veteran parent. We selected a diverse group of parents to ask some of our most burning parenting questions, and then we opened up Q&A to our live audience.

They asked us anything. No, really. Bullying, conflict with peers and/or classmates, temperament, behavioral problems, neurodiversity, LGBTQIA issues, racism, religious bias, political partisanship, school policies, homework, social exclusion and cell phone/media usage — any topic was fair game.

About the Speaker

Laura Kastner, Ph.D. is a clinical professor in both the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the department of psychology at the University of Washington. She is the author of academic articles on such topics as adolescent suicide, sexuality and mental health, as well as five books written for parents about adolescent development and parenting strategies. She maintains a clinical practice in which she sees children, couples and families.

Parent smarter, not harder! Hear from experts on timely issues affecting families, educators and caregivers, and get useful tips to add to your parenting toolkit. Sign up for the full series of 2024 ParentEd Talks for free, and then join any live talk you are interested in throughout the year. 

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