Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen
Most parents are perfectly fine communicators, unless they’re talking to their children-then in tone and body language they can come across as pleading, indignant, wounded, or outraged, as tenor becomes more important then content
In response, renowned speaker, and international parenting expert, Wendy Mogel, Ph.D. has developed a remarkably effective series of “voice lessons” for adults, to converse with their children at every stage of life. She also provides insights about the best ways to talk about your child to partners, exes, grandparents, teachers and coaches Join us and learn how a minor adjustments can lead to youth who are calmer, listen more attentively, and communicate with more warmth, sincerity and respect. Here is an essential guide to the new art of talking to children distracted with digital devices. Discover how technology impacts our connection, and the tips to transform and deepen the relationship between parent and child.
This program will be repeated at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the District 15 Marquardt Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Rd. in Glendale Heights
Continuing professional development units are available.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Mogel is the author of several beloved New York Times best-sellers including the Blessings of a B- and the Blessings of a Skinned Knee filled with humorous and practical wisdom for a generation. She is an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author, and public speaker. Publisher’s Weekly gave her—now classic—parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, a starred review, calling it “impassioned, lyrical and eminently practical…a real treasure.”
Dr. Mogel’s third book, released in April 2018, is about cultivating the art of conversation—from infancy to adulthood—in an age of hurry, worry, and digital distraction. In Voice Lessons, Dr. Mogel elaborates on a novel clinical approach she began talking with parents who were struggling with their kids, demonstrating how a shift in tone, tempo, and body language led to a surprising outcome: the children responded by cooperating with greater alacrity, and communicating with more warmth, respect, and sincerity.