Join us for an online Author Talk via Zoom, with Adelia Moore, author of Being the Grownup: The Natural Authority of Parenthood. Moore is a clinical psychologist in New York City specializing in therapy with couples, parents of children of all ages, and families. She was an adjunct professor of psychology and her essays have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and HuffPost.
Children need adults to survive. This, despite the profound change our digital era has wrought on family life, remains the essence of parenthood. Being the Grownup begins not with what should be, but with what is: If you are a parent, it is your job to provide shelter and safety, to make decisions about education, childcare, health and nourishment, to create the habitat that is the context and crucible of family life. Being the Grownup helps parents translate their determination to care for and protect their children into the clarity they need to communicate authority with a firm confidence, whether for bedtime, screen-time or mealtime. Just as she would in a clinical conversation, the author shifts the focus away from disciplinary strategies and back to the core of parenthood, the relationship between parents and children as it evolves, moment-to-moment, from the dependence of infancy to the autonomy of young adulthood.
Register here to receive the link for the talk, followed by a Q & A.