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Boston Children's Museum Lunch & Learn Lecture Series


Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents
Robert Brooks, Ph.D.
Wednesday October 22, 2014, 11:30AM – 1:00PM


Robert Brooks, Ph.D., is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital.

In this presentation, he will describe resilience and the factors that help children and adolescents to cope more effectively with stress and pressure. He will focus on strategies for parents and other adults in nurturing resilience, responsibility, caring and self-discipline in children and adolescents.

Dr. Brooks is a leading speaker and author on resilience, motivation, school climate, positive work environments, and family relationships.

He is the author or co-author, many with Dr. Sam Goldstein, of 15 books and the author of numerous articles and book chapters. His books include:

  • Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope and Optimism in Your Child (2002)
  • Nurturing Resilience in Our Children: Answers to the Most Important Parenting Questions (2002)
  • Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident, and Resilient (2007)
  • Handbook of Resilience in Children, 2nd Edition (2012)

During the past 35 years, Dr. Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and business people. His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions, and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.

Wednesday October 22, 2014, 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA

Registration ( If there are problems registering please call Debbie Amato at 617-986-3665)
$25 per person with lunch included.
$45 per person with lunch included, plus a copy of Dr. Brooks’ book: Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child.

Sponsored by the Meadowbrook School