"If we make the job of parenting too taxing, we will miss out on all the fun." — Dr. Wendy Mogel
More than 500 parents, educators, and community members came to Agnes Irwin on January 16 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. 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 needed.
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.