May 16, 2017
Tuesday: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Curious Parenting for Your Curious Child: How to Nurture Intellectual and Social Development in Young Children
Attention curious parents, teachers, and the like!
Ever wonder how grown-ups can go about nurturing and encouraging exploration and learning in our little ones?
Join us for a workshop that addresses the important role grown-ups play in fostering curiosity in children for life.
This event is FREE, but you must RSVP using this link (please do not use the REGISTER button on this page):
As the 19th century Hudson River landscape painter, Thomas Cole, wrote, "Joyousness and wonder are the characteristic emotions of childhood."
In this workshop, child psychologists Dr. Barish and Dr. Sawyer Cohen will discuss the importance of "wonder" - curiosity and interest – in the intellectual and social development of young children. They will offer specific advice on how, as parents and teachers, we can nurture this essential aspect of children's growth.
Taught by Kenneth Barish, Ph.D., and Jeanette Sawyer Cohen, Ph.D.
Jeanette Sawyer Cohen, Ph.D., specializes in early childhood development, maternal well-being, and parent-child interactions. She holds faculty positions at Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medical College, and New York Medical College, and consults in the fields of early care and education and pediatric primary care.
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychology at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He is the author of Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Emotions and Solving Family Problems. Pride and Joy is a winner of the 2013 International Book Award (Parenting and Family) and the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award (Home Category).