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    Posted by Julia Budd on 1/28/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Difficult Discussions: When Kids (and their challenges) Push Parents' Buttons with Roni Cohen-Sandler sponsored by JNF and WA


    Difficult conversations are a part of any parent and child’s relationship, and not knowing the words to say or how to have those discussions can make it even more challenging. Successfully navigating crucial conversations will be the subject of guest speaker Roni Cohen-Sandler’s presentation to parents and students at Woodstock Middle School and The Woodstock Academy.


    On Wednesday, February 5, Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., will present “Difficult discussions: when kids (or their challenges) push parents’ buttons” at 5 p.m. in the Bracken Memorial Library on The Woodstock Academy’s North Campus. This free event is open to all high school and middle school parents. Cohen-Sandler will address students directly at The Woodstock Academy and Woodstock Middle School during the school day.


    Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice who specializes in assessing, treating, and parenting adolescents.


    This presentation is made possible by the Judy Nilan Foundation. Speaking on behalf of the foundation, Jon Baker shared "The Judy Nilan Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to support Cohen-Sandler's presentations to the Woodstock Academy and Woodstock Public Schools. As the social worker for Woodstock Middle School, Judy developed programs to help adolescents, particularly girls, understand the complex issues facing them. Ms. Nilan would be excited to know an educator of Cohen-Sandler's caliber is coming to further this important work."


    She has written three parenting books and one for teens. Cohen-Sandler is working on a new book that will be published by Penguin Books in the fall of 2021. In addition to giving presentations, conducting workshops, and consulting, she is a frequent guest on TV and radio, including The Today Show, NPR, and Oprah. Cohen-Sandler and her husband live in Weston, CT, where they raised two children.


    “I think the impact of Dr. Cohen-Sandler’s talks will stay with our community long after she is gone,” said Michael Harten, Ed.D., dean of academics at The Woodstock Academy. “Her background and training give her a unique perspective on the realities of teen life today, and how teens and families can have meaningful dialogues about the issues teens face.”


    Register for the February 5 event at woodstockacademy.org/difficultdiscussions.



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