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Dr. Aliza Pressman with Dr. Lisa Damour

Start The Year Off Strong: 5 Essential Skills to Raise Students Who Can Weather Life’s Storms

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Developmental psychologist Dr. Aliza Pressman will kick off the 2024-25 year of programming with a plan of action to start the school year strong.

In this age of high-pressure parenting, many of us feel like we’ve got to get everything right the first time. Dr. Pressman is the compassionate, reassuring expert we all need—and the one whose advice we can all use.

Her book, “The 5 Principles of Parenting” doesn’t presume to tell you how to parent with ‘my way is right’ advice because the science is clear: There’s no one “right” way to raise good humans. Pressman distills the science to a handful of strategies every parent can use to get things right often enough: Relationship, Reflection, Regulation, Rules, and Repair.

No matter how you were raised, how your coparent behaves, or how your kids have been parented up until now, you can start using “The 5 Principles of Parenting” to chart a manageable course that’s aligned with your values and your children’s unique temperaments. Whether you’re in the trenches with a toddler or a tween (because, spoiler alert: the tantrums of childhood mirror the tantrums of adolescence), it’s never too late to learn to use these 5 principles to help your kids build the resilience they need to thrive. By becoming more intentional people, we become better parents. By becoming better parents, we become better people.

Dr. Aliza Pressman is a developmental psychologist with nearly two decades of experience working with families and the health care providers who care for them. She is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Behavioral Health Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital where she is cofounding director of The Mount Sinai Parenting Center. Aliza is also the host of the hit podcast, Raising Good Humans. She holds a PhD in developmental psychology from Columbia University


In Conversation With…

Dr. Pressman will be in conversation with Dr. Lisa Damour, bestselling author of three books: “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers,” “Untangled” and “Under Pressure.” She works in collaboration with UNICEF and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and CBS News.


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