Presented by Heather Tedesco, Ph.D.
Children and parents are under stress from many sources – busy schedules, high academic expectations, numerous extracurricular activities, and peer pressure. However, our bodies are not designed to withstand chronic stress and as a result, the health of today’s children (and parents!) is suffering. Join psychologist Dr. Heather Tedesco as she discusses factors increasing stress on children and on parents, shares ways to recognize stress in kids, gives strategies for reducing stress, and explains how parents can encourage the key characteristics research links to long-term psychological health and happiness.
Dr. Heather Tedesco is an applied psychologist with a private practice in McLean, VA, where she works with parents one-on-one and in small groups. Dr. Tedesco helps parents address concerns in their family life, shows parents how they can support their children and teens if they struggle with motivation, anxiety, ADHD, or other common issues, explains how parents can encourage healthy psychological development at any age, and helps them take the long view of raising children who grow into happy, authentically successful adults. Dr. Tedesco uses a combination of psychological research and concrete techniques to make parenting less stressful, more effective, and more enjoyable. For more information, visit www.DrTedesco.com.