Dr. Alex Russell Returns

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alex Russell will once again be returning to Crestwood School to speak to parents about THAT BIG BAD WORLD: HELPING KIDS THRIVE IN ANXIOUS TIMES.

Anxiety disorders among children are on the rise: More medications are being prescribed, new disorders such as “school refusal” are appearing and, even among children not diagnosed with a disorder, children are appearing increasingly daunted by the task of taking on the world around them. Changes in the way children play and learn are a part of this, as today’s kids have less opportunity to creatively explore and practice in the world free from adult involvement and protection. Instead, this workshop takes a health perspective in which childhood anxiety is understood as a necessary building block of adaptation, and an essential gateway to a child’s creative engagement with the world. Parents gain a perspective that helps them slowly shift the burden of responsibility on to their children as they grow – something that helps them take on anxiety adaptively, at the same time as they experience the sense of mastery and competence such growth generates.

WHEN:   Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WHERE: Crestwood Gym

TIME:     7:30pm

RSVP to Grace/Michele by January 14, 2015