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Parents in Action (PIA)

 

PARENTS IN ACTION (PIA)

Dwight-Englewood school is proud to join this year as a member of PIA’s consortium of NYC based independent schools.

NYC-Parents in Action, Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization, is committed to the belief that effective communication, parent to parent and parent to child, is vital to the healthy development of young adults capable of making sound choices.

For over 35 years PIA has engaged with the NYC independent school community to offer educational information and a communication network to inform parents about social and developmental issues from preschool through 12th grade.  With these tools PIA strives to help parents communicate openly and effectively with their children.

Parents in Action Programs

  1. Parent Talk – facilitated parent discussion groups provide platforms for parents to develop parent-to-parent and parent-to-child communication.  In safe, non-judgemental, confidential meetings, two professionally trained Facilitators encourage parents to share with other parents in their child’s grade their concerns, perspectives and strategies related to raising children in New York City and the surrounding suburbs.
  2. Seminars – are offered for parents and educators to learn from experts.  Seminars address such topics as child developments, parent-child relationships and communication, and technology and substance abuse prevention.

The website, parentsinaction.org, provides regularly updated content for parents with topical information and resources on a wide range of parenting topics.  The site offers a calendar of PIA events and registration capability for each.  The site also offers a comprehensive overview of NYC-{IA and events, summaries of past seminars and panels as well as a holst of articles from experts.  

Upcoming Parents in Action Events

Articles from Parents in Action

Parents in Action Be Involved, Be Informed, Be Connected

  • Ask The Expert: Dr. Rona Shalev, Psy.D.
    by Lori Gaon on March 30, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Who could have imagined we’d be quarantined and hunkering down with our families at the start of springtime in NYC? Instead of our kids playing baseball and hanging upside down on monkey bars, we parents are doing our best to cope in this alternate reality. In times like these, we have a profound need to stay informed and involved by connecting with each other, as well as with experts in our community. For the latest Q&A Corner: “Ask The Expert” Dr. Rona Shalev, Psy.D., The Chapin School’s Head of Counseling Service, provides some useful advice and strategies for parents.

  • Amy Kaye: Ask the Expert
    by Lori Gaon on March 3, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    For our latest Q&A Corner: “Ask The Expert,” we spoke with Amy Kaye, a behavior and sleep-training expert with over 20 years of experience. She holds a B.A. in Special Education and a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education. Her expertise and education in the area of sleep training and behavior management has enabled her to transform parents’ lives by helping alter their children’s sleep habits.

  • Becky Thomas: Ask The Expert
    by Lori Gaon on January 16, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    What better way to stay informed and involved than by connecting with experts in our community? To kick off what will be the first in PIA’s new series called the “Q&A Corner: Ask The Expert,” we spoke to Becky Thomas, one of the founders of the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), an organization that offers parent education groups to discuss childhood development with other parents and parent educators.

  • Fall Seminar 2017
    by Parents in Action on November 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm
  • TOP 10 HOT TOPICS
    by parents on August 16, 2017 at 8:49 pm