Posted by: Alex Borders | November 28, 2010

Socially Resilient Children-Kim John Payne


Sunday, 28th November

Readers of Kim John Payne’s book, Simplicity Parenting, are already fans, as are the dozens of parents who have attended Mr. Payne’s past public lectures at our school. With his easygoing style and commonsense approach to the issues that confront parents, Kim John Payne is more like a friend with whom you can share a cup of coffee rather than a psychologist, teacher and author.

Mr. Payne will bring his quiet humor, wealth of experience and practical advice back to Philadelphia later this month when he visits our school for the fourth time to offer a public lecture on the topic, “The Socially-Resilient Child: How to Help Your Child Who is Being Teased or Who is Teasing”. With incidents of bullying in schools making front page news recently, “The Socially-Resilient Child” is a timely topic for parents and educators who seek to support children and interrupt negative behavior on the playground and on the playing fields. Lecture attendees can expect practical tips and guidance as well as an understanding of the environment in which bullying behaviors develop. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30th in the auditorium. Admission is $5.

Kim John Payne has worked for 24 years as a counselor, adult educator, consultant/researcher and educator. He has been helping children, adolescents and families explore issues such as social difficulties with siblings and classmates, attention and behavioral issues at home and school, emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction and self-esteem. He consults regularly in colleges, clinics and schools throughout the USA and abroad, focusing especially on helping teachers and parents remove emotional and social obstacles from the paths of their children. Mr. Payne’s guide for parents, Simplicity Parenting, was published in 2009 by Ballantine Books.

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