Parent Webinar: Navigating An Uncertain Future: Applying The New Science of Purpose In School & Life (English & Spanish Available)

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Children are innately purposeful: They are intrinsically motivated to engage in the world. As parents, our role isn’t to find our kids’ purpose, but to cultivate it in a world obsessed with performance. Join award-winning educator as he shares evidence-based best practices to guide parents of children in a rapidly changing world. In this interactive workshop, parents will be introduced to the four core elements of purpose and learn how they can support their children in cultivating purpose along every stage of their educational journey. 

About the Presenter
Tim Klein, LCSW, is an award-winning urban educator, clinical therapist, teaching fellow at Harvard University and lecturer at Boston College. Throughout his career, he’s worked intensively with marginalized students to empower them to pursue meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Tim is one of the authors of How To Navigate Life: The New Science of Navigating College, Career & Beyond which will be published by St. Martin’s Press in August 2022.

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Los niños tienen un propósito innato: están intrínsecamente motivados para participar en el mundo. Como padres, nuestro papel no es encontrar el propósito de nuestros hijos, sino cultivarlo en un mundo obsesionado con el rendimiento. Únase a dos educadores galardonados mientras comparten las mejores prácticas basadas en evidencia para guiar a los padres de niños en un mundo que cambia rápidamente. En este taller interactivo, los padres conocerán los cuatro elementos básicos del propósito y aprenderán cómo pueden ayudar a sus hijos a cultivar el propósito a lo largo de cada etapa de su camino educativo.


Tim Klein, trabajador social clínico con licencia, es un educador urbano galardonado, terapeuta clínico, profesor asociado en la Universidad de Harvard y profesor en el Boston College. A lo largo de su carrera, ha trabajado intensamente con estudiantes marginados para capacitarlos para que busquen vidas significativas y satisfactorias.

Tim y Belle Liang son los autores de How To Navigate Life: The New Science of Navigating College, Career & Beyond, que será publicado por St. Martin’s Press en agosto de 2022.


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