On Monday, May 20, 2019, Greenwich House will hold a luncheon to directly benefit the Children’s Safety Project (CSP)CSP helps children heal from their trauma of abuse through supportive therapy and by teaching them the life-skills required to become self-reliant and lead productive lives. The program works towards breaking the destructive cycle of domestic violence that often repeats in future generations if not addressed professionally.   

Keynote Address: 
Author of The Bad News About Good Behavior

Monday, May 20, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Union League Club
(at Park Avenue South)
Lincoln Hall

The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever - And What to Do About It

Every parent experiences that feeling of irritation, shame, embarrassment, or frustration: why can’t my kid behave? And now, with digital distractions everywhere and disapproving grandparents looking on, it seems like today’s kids are having a harder time than ever maintaining self-control. Are we crazy, or is kids’ behavior really worse now than ever before?

It’s not all in your head, Katherine Reynolds Lewis tells us. When she faced parenting challenges with her young children, she used her reporting skills to investigate the phenomenon of bad behavior, crossing the country to talk to parents, teachers, and kids and learning what works and what doesn’t from the top parenting, classroom-management, rehabilitation, and brain-science experts. Her 2015 piece for Mother Jones about discipline at school, “What If Everything You Knew about Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?” struck a nerve with parents; it went viral via social media and quickly became the most-read story the magazine had ever published.

Now, in The Good News About Bad Behavior, Lewis presents a comprehensive portrait of the modern state of bad behavior—and highlights game-changing strategies. Lewis, herself a certified parent educator, walks parents through four empowering approaches, all of which share three key components, to help parents navigate tricky behavioral situations and work with their children toward better solutions. Her outline of an Apprenticeship Model of parenting gives kids responsibility within ever-increasing limits.

So often, parents ask, “How do we get the kids to do what we want?” Lewis, though, has found that the right question is: “Why can’t the kids do what we want?”

Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an experienced public speaker and subject matter expert on topics including parenting, children, education, mental health, technology, entrepreneurship, the changing workforce, caregiving, diversity and inclusion. She is a sought- after presenter for diverse audiences and has appeared on CNN, NPR, Bloomberg TV, PBS, WTOP radio, HuffPost Live and a variety of regional outlets. Katherine is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Fortune, Money, Mother Jones, The New York Times, Parade, Slate, USA Today’s magazine group, the Washington Post Magazine and Working Mother.

Previously, Katherine was a national correspondent for Newhouse and Bloomberg News, covering everything from financial and media policy to Al Gore’s presidential campaign. In two decades as a journalist, Katherine’s work has won recognition from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Chicago Headline Club. She’s received fellowships from the Carey Institute for Global Good, Poynter Institute, and University of Maryland’s Casey Journalism Center. Residencies include Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Moulin à Nef and Ragdale Foundation. She holds a BA in physics from Harvard University and is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) in Kensington, Md.


Children's Safety Project Luncheon

Keynote Address: 
Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Author of The Good News About Bad Behavior

Monday, May 20, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Union League Club
38 East 37th Street (at Park Avenue South)


Dr. Elissa Kramer, Co-Chair

Cathy Aquila
Melissa Constantiner
Laleh Javaheri-Saatchi
Caolina Kim

  Elisa Heslop, Co-Chair

John McGinn
Ying Miao  
Annie Sundberg
  Sharon Tomao


Cathy and Frank Aquila
Melissa Constantiner
Cary Davis & John McGinn


Jamie Marshall & Greg Wicander
Ying Miao
Sharon Tomao
Mitra Walter & Greg Swinehart

Sponsorships include recognition across event materials and collateral. Learn more about becoming a sponsor by contacting Diane Perrin, Development and Events Manager, at dperrin@greenwichhouse.org. 

Previous Keynote Speaker Dr. Fadi Haddad speaks with attendees at the 2016 Children's Safety Project Luncheon.

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