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The Extraordinary Power of a Resilient Mindset

ParentEd Talks Replay


Back by popular demand, ParentMap welcomes Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D.! In their 2021 ParentEd talk, they explored the seven essential human instincts powering tenacity, the key personality trait that prepares kids for lifelong happiness and success. This year, they will focus on resilience, the conditioned process of competent functioning in the face of duress or adversity.

During their Oct. 12 ParentEd talk, Goldstein and Brooks will share strategies parents can employ to nurture a resilient mindset and behaviors in themselves and in their children.

About the speakers

Sam Goldstein obtained his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Utah, and is licensed as a psychologist and certified school psychologist in the state of Utah. He is also board-certified as a pediatric neuropsychologist and listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has authored, co-edited or co-authored more than 50 clinical and trade publications, three-dozen chapters, nearly three-dozen peer-reviewed scientific articles, and eight psychological and neuropsychological tests. Since 1980, he has served as clinical director of The Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School (part-time) and the former director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital. He has lectured on and written extensively about such themes as parenting, family relationships, education, psychotherapy, resilience across the lifespan, and creating positive home, school and work environments. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited 19 books and dozens of chapters and peer-reviewed articles. He has received numerous awards for his work and contributions as a clinician, educator and author, most recently the Mental Health Humanitarian Award from William James College in Massachusetts.


Join us for our 2022–2023 series! Hear from experts on timely issues affecting families, educators and caregivers, and get top tips and tricks to level up your parenting game. Sign up here for the entire 2022–2023 ParentEd Talks series, and then join any live talk you are interested in throughout the year. 

Enter for a chance to win a SNOO or a Happiest Baby gift card! ParentMap is giving away one SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet (valued at $1,695) and one $500 Happiest Baby gift card, courtesy of Happiest Baby. Only attendees of the March 22 talk (A Parenting Playbook for Raising the Happiest Kids on Earth) are eligible to win these prizes, and the winners will be notified via private message in Zoom at the end of each talk.

Get a copy of "The Awakened Brain!" Be one of the first 100 to purchase a series ticket, and you'll receive a copy of “The Awakened Brain: What the Neuroscience of Spirituality Reveals About Our Capacity for Health, Happiness and Resilience” by Lisa Miller, Ph.D.

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