Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be (A FAN Program with Dr. Becky Kennedy)

Congratulations to Family Action Network (FAN) on their 40th anniversary season!

We are pleased to collaborate with FAN on their first in-person events since March 2020 as they welcome Becky Kennedy, Ph.D., author of the new #1 New York Times bestselling book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be. “Dr. Becky” will be interviewed by Heidi Stevens. This in-person event is free and open to the public. No registration or proof of vaccination is required. Masks are recommended but not required.  Note the later-than-usual start time!  (7:30 PM) 

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about this program.

 The event will be not be recorded or live streamed.

 About the Book: Over the past several years, clinical psychologist Becky Kennedy, Ph.D., known to her followers as “Dr. Becky,” 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 Dr. Becky’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, Dr. Becky 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. Dr. Becky reminds us that our goal isn’t to shape behavior but to raise humans and build the skills kids need for life.

About the Author: Becky Kennedy, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and mom of three, named “The Millennial Parenting Whisperer” by TIME Magazine, who’s rethinking the way we raise our children. She specializes in thinking deeply about what’s happening for kids and translating these ideas into simple, actionable strategies for parents to use in their homes. Dr. Becky’s goal is to empower parents to feel sturdier and more equipped to manage the challenges of parenting. She hosts a popular podcast, Good Inside with Dr. Becky, available on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

About the Interviewer: Heidi Stevens is the Director of External Affairs for the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, which works to provide parents, caregivers and communities the knowledge and tools to optimize foundational brain development in all children. Prior to joining University of Chicago, Stevens worked at the Chicago Tribune for 23 years, where she wrote a daily column called “Balancing Act.” She was awarded the Anne Keegan Award for Distinguished Journalism in 2018. Stevens maintains a nationally syndicated column once a week. She has served on the FAN board of directors since September 2021.

Event date: 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

Francis W. Parker School, Heller Auditorium
2233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be By Dr. Becky Kennedy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063159488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Harper - September 13th, 2022


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