Independent Schools of St. Louis


Modern Parenting: Tips, Tricks and Traps

With Dr. Steve Hughes, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Thursday October 5, 2017 6:00-7:30 PM, at Chesterfield Montessori School, 14000 Ladue Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Chesterfield Montessori School presents:
1st Annual Speaker Series
with Dr. Steve Hughes  
$10 cash or check at the door (free for CMS families)
We all want our children to be happy, successful, and to possess good self-esteem. What are the best ways to achieve these goals? What should parents do? What are some common errors parents make? Are parents these days erring on the side of being too strict – or too permissive? What do we know about what works (and when is it okay to say “no” to my toddler?).

Dr. Steve Hughes traces the development of the self-esteem movement and reviews some of the surprising (and relieving) results of research examining optimal parenting practices. He closes with a set of practical recommendations for sensible, research-proven strategies to raise happy, helpful children.
Dr. Steve Hughes is a pediatric neuropsychologist, past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology, and chair of the Association Montessori Internationale Global Research Committee.
Dr. Hughes has been an assistant professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School Division of Pediatric Clinical Neuroscience. His research interests are in the area of attention and executive functioning, and in the role that early childhood education can play in promoting the formation of these essential capabilities. Dr. Hughes is an advocate for activity-based, developmental approaches to education, and is a frequent speaker and consultant for Montessori education schools and organizations all over the world.


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