We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW author of the new book, Zen Parenting: Caring for Ourselves and Our Children in an Unpredictable World. Adams will be interviewed by Maru Torres-Gregory, JD, Ph.D., LMFT. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Zen Parenting from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Adams and Dr. Maru that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!
About the Book: It’s so easy to fall into the trap of parenting without real awareness, relying on other people’s ideas and values or outdated child-rearing techniques. In her new book Zen Parenting: Caring for Ourselves and Our Children in an Unpredictable World, Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW advocates mindfulness, calm, and self-regulation at a time when all parents desperately need it. Adams discusses everyday parenting issues like peer pressure, stress from school, self-care, emotional intelligence, sexuality, gender, and more. She offers concrete examples and strategies to help, using the seven chakras as a guide.
For ten tears, Adams and her husband Todd have co-hosted the Zen Parenting Radio podcast, and they are the creators of the Zen Parenting Conference. She is a social worker and author of four books.
About the Author: Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW is a self-awareness educator focused on parenting and the personal empowerment of women and young girls. For ten tears, Adams and her husband Todd have co-hosted the Zen Parenting Radio podcast, a top-ten kids and family podcast on iTunes, and they are the creators of the Zen Parenting Conference held in Chicago. Adams is the author of The Self-Aware Parent (2009), The Self-Aware Parent Two (2011), and Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting (2014). Adams is a social worker, a former elementary school teacher from a family of educators, and a yoga teacher. She is a frequent guest on WGN Radio and she has been featured in Parents, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Ebony, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Today’s Chicago Woman.
About the Interviewer: Maru Torres-Gregory, JD, Ph.D., LMFT is a couples and family therapist and faculty member of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University (TFI). Dr. Maru has extensive experience working with couples, adults, young adults, adolescents, and families. In her practice, she assists clients struggling with individual and interpersonal issues arising from couple distress, self-confidence, perfectionism, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, cultural differences, among others. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Maru has a passion for training future therapists. She has served as a clinical supervisor and teaching faculty in the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Program for over a decade, where she also mentors post-doctoral fellows and clinical supervisors in training.
The host of the top ranked Zen Parenting podcast and mother of three reveals a calmer, more self-aware parenting approach for parents to effectively teach and support their children: say less, but listen more.We can’t always plan for what’s next—that’s been made more and more clear in the past few years.