Am Shalom, District 35, Family Service of Glencoe (FSG), Glencoe PTO, Glencoe Clergy Association, and the Village of Glencoe are welcoming Dr. Wendy Mogel back to Glencoe on Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm for an important community discussion. Dr. Mogel is a clinical psychologist, parenting expert, New York Times best-selling author, and international keynote speaker. Her mission is the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability and exuberance in children.
Her most recent visit to Glencoe was in the fall of 2011. Nearly six year later, Dr. Mogel is returning to empower parents with new wisdom gleaned from her research and clinical practice. She will lead a conversation about the new choreography of conversation with and about children at each age and stage of their lives.
With more than 35 years of counseling parents and children, she has also spoken to hundreds of children, teenagers, parents, teachers, administrators, school counselors, school nurses, and pediatricians. “Figuring this out—childhood, in this particular time and place—is my calling and obsession,” said Mogel in a release. “I take my discoveries back to my practice, and I try to distill what I’ve learned into advice parents can use.”
“As the facilitator of several parent discussion groups for FSG, I hear about the concerns and struggles of families in our community,” noted FSG Clinical Director Al Ross, LCSW, RDDP. “During Wendy’s first visit to Glencoe, she passed along many valuable tools and connected with parents at that time. We have invited her back to share her insights with today’s parents.”
Community members are also invited to a follow-up discussion on Thursday, March 16 at 9:30am. This deeper dive will be led by community leaders Dr. Catherine Wang, District 35 Superintendent, Rabbi Steven Lowenstein, and FSG Clinical Director Al Ross, LCSW, RDDP.
Both programs are free and open to the public. Events will be held at Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe.