Parents want their children to grow up to be safe, successful and independent, but attempting to parent for all three goals can be tricky. It can be difficult to know how to parent so that young people understand the relationships and the contradictions between safety, success and independence.
Tomlinson taught young adolescents for 20 years before working at the University of Virginia, where she now teaches older adolescents. She will share her observations on parenting that will prepare young people for the transition to adulthood. She will share stories from her students to illustrate the key principles of balanced parenting to help build self-reliant, confident and responsible young adults who thrive.
This free program will begin at 7 p.m. March 2 at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. CPDUs are available.
Tomlinson is an award winning professor and chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at University of Virginia, where she also is the co-director of the University’s Institute on Academic Diversity.