Glenbard parenting event to explore nurturing resilience Dec. 1

  • Psychotherapist Dr. Tina Payne Bryson will speak at Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families Dec. 1.

    Psychotherapist Dr. Tina Payne Bryson will speak at Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families Dec. 1.

By Peg Mannion
Glenbard District 87
Updated 11/20/2020 11:00 AM

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families and College of DuPage will present "The Power of Showing Up: How to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Resilience in Ourselves and Others" with psychotherapist Dr. Tina Payne Bryson at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Join them at 6:30 p.m. for the early childhood presentation "No Drama Discipline: How to Nurture Your Child's Developing Brain." Log in for both events at You may email questions for the speaker to by 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30.


With a blend of science and humor, Payne Bryson explains how emotional presence strengthens relationships with children and empowers them to move through emotions like stress and disappointment. Participants will learn how to guide young people toward independence, balanced emotions and having the confidence to make wise choices amid struggle. Payne Bryson will also explain tantrums and challenging behavior as she demonstrates how a child's brain is wired and how it matures.

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, "No-Drama Discipline" provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears -- without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the "d" word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation.

Payne Bryson is co-author with Dan Siegel M.D. of New York Times bestsellers "The Yes Brain," "No-Drama Discipline," and "The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired."

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.

For further information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or

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