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Parenting with Purpose

Gateways’ community member-hosted workshop series about navigating the pitfalls and possibilities of parenting in the 21st century. To learn more or get involved in the Parenting with Purpose Committee, contact .

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Past Events

February 2022: Beyond the Basics of Teens & Anxiety

About Our Speaker

Lynn Lyons is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Concord, New Hampshire.  She has been in private practice for 29 years, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.

Lynn travels internationally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. She is a sought-after expert, appearing in The New York Times, Time, NPR, Psychology Today, and other media outlets.

With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, Lynn is the author of several books and articles on anxiety, including Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids.

She is the co-host of the popular podcast Flusterclux.

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April 2021: Social Media, Kids and Sex: The Importance of Proactive Conversations

About Our Speaker

Cindy Pierce is a social sexuality educator, speaker, storyteller and author of Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World and Sex, College and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture. Cindy and her husband, Bruce Lingelbach, are parents of three young adults and run Pierce’s Inn in Etna, NH. You can learn more about Cindy’s work at

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February 2021: The Power of Collaboration: Raising Human Beings

About Our Speaker

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost and Found, and Raising Human Beings. He is the originator of the model of care described in those books, now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now founding director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance, which provides a vast array of free, web-based resources on the CPS model. He has appeared in a wide range of media, including The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, The Morning Show, National Public Radio, Mother Jones magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe. Dr. Greene lectures and consults widely throughout the world and lives in Portland, Maine.

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Other Past Events:

  • October 2020: Supporting Sibling Relationships with TLC with Jennifer Gillette
  • June 2020: Parenting in a Pandemic with Dr. Nora Friedman & Dr. Benjamin Raby
  • January 2020: Conscious Parenting with Cindy Kaplan
  • October 2019: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids with Carla Naumberg, PhD
  • March 2019: Finding the Promise in and Avoiding the Perils of Social Media, with David Bickham, PhD
  • January 2019: Connecting Young People with Nature with Cheryl Charles and Sara St. Antoine
  • October 2018: Raising Happier Kids with Nataly Kogan
  • January 2018: Encouraging Resilience with Dr. Robert Brooks
  • October 2017: Creating a Sense of “We” in Your Family with Judy Elkin


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