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The power of showing up: A talk by best-selling author and speaker Dan Siegel, M.D

Is it just us or is parenting way harder than it used to be? Good news: You don't have to be perfect, you just have to be present.

Join ParentMap for a very special ParentEd Talk with best-selling author and speaker, Dan Siegel, M.D. Learn the secrets of raising confident, compassionate and connected kids from his new critically-acclaimed book, “The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired.” Sometimes, all you have to do is show up.

‘Show up’ and learn:

  • How to unplug so you can tune-in to your child
  • How to balance kids' involvements with carving out family time
  • How to talk to kids about tough topics without scaring them

And so much more! 


About the speaker

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers “Brainstorm,” “Mind” and, with Tina Payne Bryson, “The Whole-Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline.”

About “The Power of Showing Up”

What’s the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference in the long run? The research is clear: Show up! In their latest book, best-selling authors Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson explain what this means over the course of childhood.

One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out—in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills and meaningful relationships—is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, showing up for your child might sound like a tall order. But as Siegel and Bryson reassuringly explain, it doesn’t take a lot of time, energy or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence. And it’s simple to provide once you understand the four building blocks of a child’s healthy development. 

Date and Time: 
January 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Eckstein Middle School, 3003 NE 75th St., Seattle, WA