5 Simple Rules for Parents: How to raise resilient, gritty, and passionate people

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speaking-Harlan-solo-5OVERVIEW: 
From grade school to the years beyond college, life is a series of transitions for children and parents alike. Today’s parents hear more, know more, and are more involved. Technology has made it easier than ever for parents to solve, fix, and manage problems.  As a result, many students leave high school without the grit, resilience, and ability to navigate the challenges awaiting them in college and life beyond.  Parents are faced with new questions: Can fixing what’s broken today make it harder for my child to fix what’s broken tomorrow? Am I preparing my child to handle the social, emotional, physical, financial, and academic transition that is part of life in college, and beyond? How can I give my child room to struggle, fail, and feel uncomfortable and still be a good parent?  These are some of the questions 5 Simple Rules For Parents answers.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen gives parents a framework to help, guide, and support their children through middle school, high school, and the years beyond.   Harlan’s Five Simple Rules are based on personal interviews, group discussions, and visits to over 400 high school and college campuses.   Harlan delivers actionable tools and advice parents can immediately apply.  As a parent of three young children, Harlan also shares challenges and lessons from his own life as a father and husband. He combines insightful advice with with facts, stats, and the latest trends to help parents be the best partners for their children and children become advocates for themselves. Attendees will leave with a new perspective, actionable information, and tools they can immediately put into practice.

Speaking-Pic-Parent-Event-bABOUT HARLAN: Harlan is a dynamic and humorous presenter who has visited over 400 high school and college campuses. His events are interactive and engaging. Audience members send live text messages, engage in impromptu conversations, and participate in questions and answers during the show.  Harlan even plays the guitar.  Each event is customized to fit the needs of your community.

TOPICS CAN INCLUDE: Change, emotional tolerance, risk-taking, rejection, grit, bullying, overcoming adversity, dating, relationships, parenting, mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, and the issues that are most important to your community.

AUDIENCE: All parents and all professionals working in education and management.

LENGTH: 60-90 minutes

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