Trying to convince a middle schooler to listen to you can seem like a herculean task. At times, it can even feel like the best option is to avoid talking! But keeping kids safe and prepared is all about having the right conversations at the right time. And from a brain growth and emotional readiness perspective, there’s no better time for this than during their tween years right up to when they enter high school.
In Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School, speaker, author, and educator Michelle Icard distills her decades of experience working with families to address those big, thorny topics, including friendship, sexuality, impulsivity, and technology as well as unexpected conversations about creativity, hygiene, money, privilege, and contributing to the family.
Icard is a member of the TODAY show parenting team and NBC News Learn. The author of Middle School Makeover, her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, Time, and People.
Icard will be in conversation with Heidi Stevens, creative director for Parent Nation, a new initiative at the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Icard and Stevens that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/fourteen-talks-age-fourteen-essential-conversations-you-need-have-your-kids-fan-program