Effective Parenting 2019

Effective Parenting April 2019 Tuesday Evening Seminars



APRIL 9th - 30th, 2019


McGill University
McIntyre Medical Building

3655 Promenade Sir William Osler Montreal, QC




This informative four-week public lecture series features McGill University Educational Psychology professors. This series focuses on topics of concern for parents/guardians/grandparents in our fast-paced world and digital age.  For any questions, please contact Arlene Doheny at 514-398-1391.

Marie-Helene Pennestri

Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri

April 9

Sleeping through the night: From expectations to reality!

Room 522

Tina Montreuil

Dr. Tina Montreuil

April 16

Moving from worry to mastery: Identifying parenting behaviors that are associated with childhood anxiety

Room 504

Gigi Luk

Dr. Gigi Luk

April 23

The science of bilingualism: Implications for your child's development,
learning, and education

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In our increasingly globalized society, bilingualism has become a norm rather than an exception. In this talk, Dr. Luk will:

  • Share research on bilingual child development, beginning with shaping bilingualism as a life experience.
  • Introduce factors that promote the use of multiple languages at home, language development in bilingual children, and brain changes that are associated with bilingual language acquisition in adolescents and adults.
  • Discuss the message that childhood bilingualism is shaped by the social ecology constructed by adults in the community.

Room 504

Marie-Claude Geoffroy

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy

April 30

Understanding suicidal risk among children and adolescents

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The teenage years can be a stressful time for many children and their parents. High profile suicides in the headlines may leave parents with questions and concerns: ‘is my teen at risk for suicide?’ ‘how can I spot red flags and differentiate warning signs from typical teen behaviors?’ ‘what are the common causes of teen suicide?’ ‘how should I talk to my teens about suicide?’

The presentation will improve suicide awareness and knowledge, and skills towards suicide prevention:

  • The statistics surrounding suicide, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and self-harm in children and adolescents
  • Common causes for suicide and its relation to bullying, social media, sexual questioning, and mental health
  • How to recognize the signs of a crisis and when to find immediate help
  • How to engage communication with your teens
  • Evidenced-based skills to help your teen manage his/her suicidal thoughts

Room 504



$80 – Includes all dates

$60 - Senior rate, includes all dates




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Parking is available in the Education Building, 3700 McTavish St., or on the street.