• Parent U 2018
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Parent University

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Parent University, hosted by The Bush School Families Association, connects families with experts in child/adolescent development. The workshop features acclaimed speakers on a wide range of topics about how to raise healthy, engaged, and purposeful children and provides resources to help nurture and develop our children's strengths.

Keynote Speaker: Dan Siegel

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities. 

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His four New York Times bestsellers are: Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline, and the upcoming The Yes Brain (2018). His other books include: The Developing Mind (2nd Ed.), Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, and The Mindful Therapist. Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over fifty textbooks. His website is www.drdansiegel.com.

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kastner

Dr. Kastner, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Psychology from University of Virginia. Currently a clinical professor in both the department of psychology and the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at U.W., Dr. Kastner has also taught in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and the medical school. The topics of her academic publications include adolescent sexuality, chronic illness, suicide, eating disorders, adolescent development, behavioral pediatrics and medical education.

Dr. Kastner is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops and forums on adolescent development and family relationships. She is an author of five books written for parents about child development and parenting. Titles include The Launching Years: Strategies for parenting from senior year to college life, Getting to Calm: Strategies for parenting tweens and teens and Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for raising tweens + teens (ParentMap, 2013). Her most recent book is entitled Getting to Calm, The Early Years: Cool-headed strategies for raising happy, independent and caring 3- to 7-year-olds is her first book written for parents of young children. Dr. Kastner sees children, adolescents, couples and families in her clinical practice. Her website is www.laurakastnerphd.com.


8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (optional) and Registration in the Mag Gym

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address by Daniel Siegel

10:10 to 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Session One

11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Session Two

12:30 p.m.

Catered Lunch

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote Address by Laura Kastner 

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Location and Other Details

3400 East Harrison Street
Seattle, Washington 98112
Phone: (206) 326-7736
Fax: (206) 860-3876

Main Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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