Parenting with Purpose Educational Series

Gateways Presents: Parenting with Purpose


We are disappointed to announce that we are cancelling Thursday's Parenting with Purpose event with Jennifer Gillette, out of concern for the health and well-being of our community. If circumstances allow, we may reschedule the event for later in the spring; however, if that is not possible, we will host an event with Ms. Gillette in the fall.

Supporting Sibling and Friend Relationships with TLC

Jennifer Gillette, founder and director of
The Loved Child (TLC Family Center)

Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hosted at a private home in Needham
(address provided after registering)

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About the Event

As a parent, you have most likely have heard a few negative and mean comments shared between your children and their siblings or close friends. Conflict between siblings and friends may be unavoidable and inevitable, but parents can learn simple solutions to gradually improve our children's relationships. Join us as Jennifer Gillette provides guidance and resources to help us best tackle this issue, including:

- An overview of spacing, birth order, and temperament
- Tools to prevent rivalry and jealousy
- Strategies to build sibling and friend bonding
- Suggestions how to decrease competition and fights over possessions for children and teens of any age
- How best to intervene during challenging moments


Jennifer GilletteJennifer T. Gillette is the founder and director of The Loved Child (TLC Family Center) in Belmont, MA and has almost 27 years of experience supporting the development of both parents and their children. Jennifer obtained her master's degree in Child Developmental Clinical Psychology from Tufts University. She spent almost 10 years at Isis Parenting facilitating developmental play & parenting groups, providing private parenting consultations, and creating curricula for the Child Development Program. Her clinical background includes work with families in Developmental Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Boston Children's Hospital. She has also provided consultation services to Walt Disney Company, Buena Vista Home Productions, Henson Pictures, Granada Incorporated, and Harvard University's Project Zero. Jennifer is involved in her local community and a proud (and active) mother of three teenage boys.

Parenting with Purpose Committee

Danielle Darish, Chair
Suzanne Afergan
Jordana Bluestein

Jackie Finard-Hughes
Dara Grossman
Diana Hashkes
Abbe Klein
Sasha Meyerson
Alexandra Ross

Deborah Schwartz
Robin Skirboll
Michelle Welford
Michelle Zisow

For more information or further assistance, please email or call 617.630.9010 x113.