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CESJDS Speaker Series

We are excited to launch our new CESJDS Speaker Series, organized by the Educational Support Services Department and co-sponsored by the CESJDS Parent Association.

November 1 | December 13 | January 10 | February 7 | March 7

7:30-9:00 PM

Annette M. & Theodore N. Lerner Family Upper School Campus
11710 Hunters Lane, Rockville, MD 20852

All programs are free of charge and are open to the entire community.

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Worried Kids: How to Help Our Children with their Anxiety

Tuesday, March 7

Speaker: Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D

The cognitive-behavioral approach to treating childhood anxiety and fears will be presented. Parents will receive specific strategies that they can use with their children to help with anxiety, fears, worry, and stress.

Audience: Lower and Upper School Parents


Previous Seminars

Challenging Behavior: An Individualized Approach

Tuesday, November 1

Speaker: Daniel G. Shapiro, M.D., Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

When it comes to helping children with difficult behavior, one size does not fit all. How do you determine the right approach for your child? Dr. Shapiro will present his model with time for questions and discussion.

Stressed Out Over Homework: What Causes It and What Parents Need to Know

Tuesday, December 13

Speaker: Ann K. Dolin, M. Ed., President and Founder of Educational Connections Tutoring

Parents will learn how to identify their child's homework profile, hear research about the best time and place for homework and studying, learn about ways to maintain and promote on-task and peaceful homework behavior and hear about communication techniques to improve motivation and limit power struggles.

Audience: Lower and Upper School Parents

What Are the Benefits of Pursuing a Psychoeducational Evaluation?

Tuesday, January 10

Panel Discussion Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Cutner, Dr. Eileen Solomon, Dr. Dahlia Topolosky

Parents will learn how testing information can be helpful to students and families, how they can decide when they should consider having their child tested, and how testing results are used in schools.

Audience: Lower and Upper School Parents

Parenting in the Digital Age: Real Tips to Help Kids (and Parents) Today

Tuesday, February 7

Speaker: Dr. Adam Pletter

Dr. Pletter will share practical advice and strategies to help parents figure out the basics to help their children navigate the digital world safely.

Audience: Lower and Middle School Parents

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