Presented by the Flintridge Prep Parents Association and the Fathers Club

Prep Community Speaker Series 2019-2020 Schedule


“Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen”

A Discussion with Dr. Wendy Mogel

Do you sometimes struggle to communicate and connect with your teen? Do you feel like your child doesn’t hear what you are trying to say? Come hear from parenting expert and best-selling author Dr. Wendy Mogel as she teaches us practical skills to deepen and strengthen our relationships with our kids by changing the ways we talk to them and about them to teachers, coaches, caretakers, grandparents, partners, etc.

Dr. Wendy Mogel is a practicing clinical psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. Her most recent book is Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen. Her prior books, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B Minus, have become parenting classics. She is also an internationally renowned speaker, and she serves on the scientific advisory board of Parents Magazine.

This event has been postponed.

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“How to Break Up with Your Phone”

A Discussion with Author Catherine Price

Thursday, February 20
6:30 – Registration
7:00 – Presentation and Q&A
8:15 – Reception in the Atrium with light hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and other beverages
Prep’s Norris Auditorium

Do you and your kids reach for your phones the minute you wake up—and keep them by your sides 24/7? Do you pick up your phone for one purpose only to look up 45 minutes later wondering what happened to the time? Do you feel like you can't focus the way you used to? Is your memory shot? Do you feel disconnected from friends and family? Do you know anyone who spends too much time on their phone? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, come hear from Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life. 

Ms. Price, a graduate of Yale University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, is an award-winning science journalist, speaker, and author, who has developed practical strategies to help people of all ages create healthier relationships with their devices and improve their creativity, productivity and mental health. Ms. Price is also the creator and founder of Screen/Life Balance, which is dedicated to helping people learn how to scroll less and live more. (Don't worry: no phones will be harmed or discarded as a result of this presentation.) 

Ms. Price will speak with the Prep students in a separate session during the school day.

Following Ms. Price’s presentation to the parents and a Q&A session, we will adjourn to the Atrium for a cocktail reception. Ms. Price’s book, How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life, will be available for sale during the reception.

“Setting Sail: Preparing Your Teen—and Yourself—for Life After Prep”

A Discussion with Dr. Jay Wagener

Wednesday, October 30
6:30 – Reception
7:30 – Program and Q&A Session
Prep’s Norris Auditorium

As loving and involved parents you have devoted 17 to 18 years preparing your child to launch into the world after high school graduation. Classes, social interactions, driving lessons, extracurricular experiences, summer jobs—all of it has helped your child get ready for this major life change. But are YOU ready?

Dr. Jay Wagener, a clinical psychologist who has been practicing in Pasadena for over 35 years, specializes in helping adolescents and their parents successfully navigate the often-challenging teenage years. Dr. Wagener received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and did graduate work at Princeton University and Clark University. He completed a clinical internship at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute followed by a two-year research fellowship in decision-making at the UCLA Department of Psychology. In addition to his work as a psychologist, Dr. Wagener has given countless talks in high schools about how best to prepare both high school students and parents for the psychological and emotional challenges of transitioning to college. 

About the Speaker Series Program

The Prep Community Speaker Series is designed it to educate, entertain and inform our school community, supporting the school’s goal to encourage life-long learning.

Flintridge Preparatory School
4543 Crown Avenue La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011
Tel: 818-790-1178
Fax: 818-952-6247
Located near Pasadena and Los Angeles in La Cañada, CA, Flintridge Prep is a private independent, coed day school for grades 7-12.
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