Watkinson and Mandell JCC Present Free Parenting Event

Watkinson and the Mandell JCC, neighbors on Bloomfield Avenue, are pleased to announce that they will co-present a free parenting talk by credentialed educator and author, Dr. Amy Alamar of Avon on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Watkinson School.
An interactive presentation, “Raising Kids with Character,” will focus on raising healthy children with a strong moral compass and an ability to sustain meaningful relationships, which can be a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Dr. Alamar will include strategies to talk with your child, how to nurture a child with an authentic personality, and how to keep perspective when embracing your daily challenges.

Dr. Alamar has worked in the field of education as a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, parent educator and education reformer for over fifteen years. In late 2014, her first book was published, Parenting for the Genius: Developing Confidence in Your Parenting through Reflective Practice. The book is a comprehensive guide to becoming the most thoughtful and confident parent possible, with anecdotes and details relating to the guidance and support of children in specific age ranges throughout their formative years.

In 2016, Dr. Alamar was an invited guest of Michelle Obama at the White House for a conversation about kids’ health. In addition, she is a contributing author to the Disney parenting website, Babble.com and host of ‘Parenting from the Trenches’ on Yellowbrick.me.

Dr. Alamar, whose second book will focus on communication strategies and is due for publication in later this year, is married with three children. She is a resident of Avon, CT, where she serves on the board of the Avon Education Foundation, dedicated to promoting and enhancing excellence in education. You can learn more about her www.amyalamar.com.

This free event marks the first collaborative presentation between Watkinson and the Mandell JCC, a non-profit organization committed to inclusion and to enabling all individuals to participate in social, cultural and educational experiences.

While this event is free and open to the public, reservations are required. RSVP your attendance by March 2nd, by contacting info@watkinson.org.