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Psychologist, Comedian to Speak About Teen Stress at LHS

Friday, January 11, 2019

Dr. Matt Bellace – a motivational speaker, neuropsychologistPhoto of Dr. Matt Bellace and comedian – will visit Liverpool High School on Monday, January 28, for a parent boot camp.

Bellace will combine humor, science and audience participation to present “Supporting Teens in Reducing Their Stress (and Ours)” beginning at 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.

Recent research suggests that well-adjusted teenagers have stronger non-cognitive skills such as self-control, grit and resilience. This program will focus on how parents can help foster those skills in a supportive environment without arguing. Specifically, it will present techniques such as mindfulness meditation, effective communication and using natural highs as healthy coping mechanisms against stress, alcohol and other drug use and bullying behavior. The goal is to help improve the quality of life for both parents and their teens. The current research on adolescent brain development will be presented and time will be given for questions and answers. 

The event is free and open to parents of middle school and high school students.

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