The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
Dr. Hallowell, father of three and a clinical psychiatrist, outlines a five-step plan for promoting successful learning and lifelong joy that teachers, parents and all others who care about children can use to give children the gift of happiness that will last a lifetime: Connect, Play, Practice, Mastery and Recognition. As fundamental as these five concepts are, they hold the key to raising children with healthy self-esteem, moral awareness and spiritual values. Based on current research, as well as his own experiences as a parent, teacher, and child psychiatrist, Dr. Hallowell will discuss how one step leads to the next and how the cycle is self-perpetuated. He will explain how these five key qualities can greatly increase a child’s chances of leading a joyful and meaningful life.
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist and graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, is the founder of The Hallowell Centers in Sudbury and Needham, Massachusetts and in New York City. He was a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty from 1983 until he retired from academics in 2004 to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books. He has authored sixteen books on various psychological topics, including attention deficit disorder, the power of the human connection, the childhood roots of happiness in life, parenting, methods of forgiving others, dealing with worry and managing excessive busyness. Dr. Hallowell has offices in New York City and Sudbury.