Glenbard Parent Series to present strategies to unlock a child's full potential Aug. 23

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential" with author Dana Suskind M.D. on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The program will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Go to for further information and the link to this webinar.

To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, send an email to Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at or call (630) 942-7668.

Suskind returns to GPS offering dynamic support strategies for the most critical years of childhood development. She maintains when parents and guardians shoulder the responsibility of early childhood care and education on their own, it creates an environment that is not only unsustainable but also detrimental to the well-being of children, families and society. She advocates for robust support for the adults during the early development years and beyond.

In her book, "Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain," Suskind encourages parents to engage in loving, responsive interactions to build the foundation for lifetime learning. In her newest book, "Parent Nation," she weaves together the latest science on the developing brain and shares relatable stories of families from all walks of life. Suskind will outline how society can assist families in meeting developmental needs and help children realize their full potential.

Suskind is a pediatric surgeon and co-directs the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago. She is founder and director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program and founder and director of Thirty Million Words.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, Duly Health and Care, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kids Matter, Kiwanis Clubs of Division 9, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, Rosecrance Health Network and Webb-Hutter Family Fund of DuPage Foundation.

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