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Family Action Network: Psychologist Becky Kennedy, author of "Good Inside"

When: Thursday, October 6, 2022
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT

Where: Heller Auditorium, Francis Parker School, 2233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Julie Deardorff   (847) 467-3147

Group: School of Education and Social Policy

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Over the past several years, clinical psychologist Becky Kennedy has been sparking a parenting revolution. Millions of parents, tired of following advice that either doesn’t work or simply doesn’t feel good, have embraced Kennedy's empowering and effective approach, a model that prioritizes connecting with our kids over punishing them. Now in her highly anticipated first book Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, Kennedy shares her parenting philosophy, complete with actionable strategies, that will help parents move from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and sturdy leadership.

Oftentimes, parenting advice focuses on eradicating bad behavior and enforcing compliance at the expense of the parent-child relationship. Sure, we can temporarily “fix” bad behavior but without attending to what’s under the surface, we cannot change the dynamics that motivate a child’s behavior. Worse still, we miss an opportunity to establish a foundation for a strong relationship with our kids over time. Kennedy reminds us that our goal isn’t to shape behavior but to raise humans and build the skills kids need for life.

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