What to Say,
How to Say It,
and When to Listen

Wednesday January 16, 2019
The Agnes Irwin School


If we make the job of parenting too taxing, we will miss out on all of the fun! 

Dr. Wendy Mogel 

On January 16, 2019, more than 500 parents, educators, and community members came to Agnes Irwin as part of the Radnor Speaker Series, to hear from Dr. Wendy Mogel, practicing clinical psychologist, New York Times best selling author, and international public speaker. Dr. Mogel shared insights from her clinical practice on how to communicate more effectively with children and transform family conversations. The key takeaways from Dr. Mogel's presentation included:

  • Listen and reflect before responding — listening to your children gives them dignity.
  • Stay curious, enchanted, and non-judgmental about your children — and also maintain firm rules that they understand.
  • Provide the opportunity for children to practice wayfinding — it is a critical life skill.
  • Encourage your children to have relationships with inspirational adults that are not you — so when they go to college, they know how to turn to professors and others for help when they need it.

About the Radnor Speaker Series

The Radnor Speaker Series is a public/private partnership between The Agnes Irwin School and the Radnor Township School District PTOs whose mission is to bring illuminating conversations to the community. 

If you would like to be added to the list to learn about upcoming Radnor Speaker Series events, please email RadnorSpeakerSeries@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at another great Radnor Speaker Series event in 2020!

Radnor Speaker Series: Bringing illuminating conversations to the community with AIS and RTSD PTOs

Past Speakers

Chris Herren | 2016

Dr. Wendy Mogel | 2019
Clinical Psychologist and Author of The Blessing of Skinned Knee

Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard | 2018
Clinical Psychologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Rosalind Wiseman | 2017
Author of Queen Bees and Wannabees

Chris Herron | 2016
Former NBA Player and Motivational Speaker

Catherine Steiner-Adair | 2015
Clinical Psychologist and Author

Rachel Simmons | 2014
Author of The Curse of the Good Girl