Dinner Event with Lisa Heffernan
February 23, 2020 in Pasadena
Grown & Flown
How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults
Calling all moms of teens and college students! Lisa Heffernan, co-founder of Grown and Flown, the #1 online community for advice on raising teens and young adults, will talk about the new book of the same name that is a must-read for parents of high schoolers.
Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington started Grown and Flown seven years ago out of necessity. They were parenting teens themselves and often felt isolated with their problems. Unmoored from the close-knit baby and early childhood parenting groups and playdate interactions, they discovered the teen and young-adult parenting years were conspicuously devoid of resources and community.
What they didn’t expect was the reaction to Grown and Flown. Today, it’s recognized as the #1 website and online community for parents of teens, college students, and young adults (see below stats). Featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money, People, Today, and other national media outlets, the popularity of Grown and Flown underscores the desire for parents to share, learn, and navigate this challenging (and rewarding!) time of parenthood while also remaining close to their children.
Research confirms that the role parents play in the later part of their children’s lives—from the final days of childhood to the threshold of adulthood—is as important as any other life stage. And this is precisely the time our parenting experts and community abandons us.
When our kids become teenagers, we no longer go in to the pediatrician’s office with them. We don’t interact with their teachers as often. We’re not supposed to talk to their coaches or advisors—that’s up to them to do. Our parenting friends from elementary school and little league disband at this time. Teens are driving now and we don’t get to meet the parents of friends as we used to do so naturally. The problems teens and young adults may face (academic challenges, depression, relationship struggles, eating disorders, anxiety) require respecting their privacy, driving us further into isolation. There are plenty of books about getting into college, but none about parenting a child who is in college. It’s as if parents are supposed to be done parenting at high school graduation and the kids will take it from there.
6:00 - 6:30 pm
Arrival and Book Signing
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Delicious Organic Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Interactive Presentation and Q & A with Lisa Heffernan
$100 per person. Space limited to 30 women. Reserve now!
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All tickets include a signed copy of Lisa's book, GROWN and FLOWN: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults plus dinner and Lisa's interactive presentation.
Praise for GROWN & FLOWN
"The book we've all been waiting for: a wise, researched, and essential handbook on raising late adolescents and young adults. At once practical and profound, Grown & Flown brims with sensible advice and describes how we can support older children while fostering their independence. I am recommending this book to every parent I know."
— Lisa Damour, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestsellers Under Pressure and Untangled
"There is no resource I recommend more often than Grown & Flown. This book is an invaluable guide for parents who want to raise independent, competent, and resilient kids who know they are loved."
—Jessica Lahey, author of the New York Times bestseller The Gift of Failure
"Grown & Flown is chock full of grounded, expert advice on how to support your teen in their transition to young adulthood. There's something for every parent in this smart, accessible guide."
— Lori Gottlieb, author of the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
“There is no better company in this gnarly, possibly fantastic transition than Grown and Flown. The perspective in these pages has been invaluable to me.”
—Kelly Corrigan, author of the New York Times bestseller Tell Me More