Do you sometimes come home from a long day at work and complain about your boss? Who hasn’t?
Don’t be surprised if soon one of your children complains about teachers. And this might lay the groundwork for an underachiever at school.
Parents need to create an environment for achievement, and modeling is one important piece among many others, says Dr. Edward Amend, an author and clinical psychologist in Lexington.
Amend will explain that concept and others in the seminar, “Keeping Kids Motivated,” as part of the Explorium of Lexington’s Parent Seminar Series.
Dr. Amend will be at the Explorium on Thursday, March 24, 6:30-7:45 p.m. The event is free and the Explorium will be open and staffed for children of attendees. A light dinner also will be served. Registration is required.
Amend is ideally suited to address education issues. He has authored “A Parents Guide to Gifted Children” and “Misdiagnosis,” a book dealing with ADHD, OCD, Asperger’s, depression, bipolar and other disorders.
He is particularly expert at discovering why children underachieve and devising ways parents can keep their kids motivated.
Info: Explorium of Lexington, Victorian Square. 258-3253 or www.explorium.com