Shady Side Academy will offer the free parent education program "The Expectation Gap," presented by Dr. Deborah Gilboa, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the SSA Senior School campus, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel. The presentation is free and open to the public.
What are we as a society doing to invigorate – or poison – our youth? Closing the expectation gap between what adults believe kids and teens are capable of, and what they can actually accomplish allows them to create their own solutions to the world's biggest challenges. Based on her work with families worldwide, Dr. Gilboa's expertise focuses on strategies for adults to safely step back, so youth can step up. The practicalities of doing that, and the guiding principles that will make it possible, allow adults to ensure, as well as assure, a better future for and from their children.
Popularly known as "Dr. G," internationally respected parenting and youth development expert Deborah Gilboa, M.D., is the founder of AskDoctorG.com and an industry-leading speaker, author, social influencer and media personality. She inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children, teens and young adults ages 2-22. Her beloved, user-friendly parenting books, Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch!, Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic and Teach Respect: That's My Kid! offer age-specific tips and ideas for building character in kids. She is a regular on NBC's TODAY and contributes to Today.com, Huffington Post Parents, Your Teen magazine, Parents magazine and MSNBC.com. Dr. G is a board-certified attending family physician at Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill Health Center.
Prior to her evening parent event, Dr. Gilboa will speak to SSA students in grades 4-8 at a special assembly on Wednesday morning, Jan. 9.