Ellen Galinsky: Mind in the Making

Ellen GalinskyOn Monday, May 16, 2016, childhood expect Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute, spoke to a group of about 180 parents at the Corvallis High School theater.  This was a free event, and free on-site child care was also provided.

There is little research-based advice for parents on how to raise children to be well-rounded and achieve their full potential.  The good news is that there are simple, everyday things that all parents can do to build these skills in their children.  Ms. Galinsky, best-selling author of Mind in the Making, shared her extensive knowledge of child development, neuroscience, literacy, and more, and she discussed how to use everyday moments to teach the seven key skills children need to be successful:  focus and self-control, perspective taking, communicating, making connections, critical thinking, self-directed, engaged learning, and taking on challenges.

This was the third year that the Parenting Success Network and Linn-Benton Community College were able to present a nationally renowned speaker to parents in the Linn-Benton area, but it would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

Produced by:

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The Mullins Healthy Children's Fund

Corvallis Kiwanis Noon Club

Benton County Health Department

Family Tree Relief Nursery

Strengthening Rural Families


Old Mill Center for Children & Families

Linn County Alcohol & Drug Program

LBL-ESD Early Intervention

Corvallis School District

Milestones Recovery Center

We are very grateful for our sponsors support, and for the efforts of our staff, families, and countless volunteers to make these events successful.

For more information about other Parenting Education classes being taught in this area, please call (541) 917-4899.

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