• Parent Positive



    The Central Bucks School District is proud to collaborate with our community partners in hosting a parent speaker series. 
    The goal of Parent Positive is to create a venue for community conversations around relevant parenting issues.  Parent positive is a collaboration between the CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Health, The Central Bucks Family YMCA, and the Central Bucks School District.
    All sessions are free to the community and most are held in the Lenape Middle School Auditorium at 7:00 pm.
    2017 - 2018 Parent Positive Events
    October 19, 2017
    Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard
    Less Worry, More Joy: Applying the Research of Positive Pschology to Parenting
    Dr. Dahlsgaard will share evidence-based research from the world of positive psychology and share how it can be applied to parenting.
    If you would like more information about this presentation, please call Lori Rebstock at 267-893-5714.

    November 16, 2017
    Josh Ochs
    Digital Safety
    Josh Ochs is the author of the book, "Light, Bright and Polite" and he travels the country training 30,000 Teens and Tweens each year.  He speaks to thousands of parents each year to bring them up to speed on how they can have a dialog with their kids about social media safety.
    Josh's website: SmartSocial
    Register Here
    February 1, 2018
    Dr. Sue Kressly
    Reducing Anxiety, Building Resilience in Kids
    Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP, Doylestown Health Medical Staff pediatrician, will provide parents with tools to help reduce anxiety and build resilience in their child. The presentation will provide practical tips and strategies for parents and include ways on empowering kids to complete tasks without interventions, letting kids fail along the way, praising kids for effort not outcome, installing confidence and empowerment in their child – all with the goal of instilling success in the future.
    Register Here
    March 9, 2018
    Choose Joy Celebration
    Please join us for an afternoon of fun and play.  Students K through 6 will join in fun, age-appropriate group gaems.  An art project focusing on what is good and what makes you happy will be a part of the afternoon activiies. Small group convesation will be led with students, focusing on taking things that might seem sad and turning them into ways to be glad!

    Come celebrate joy and what makes you happy.  Come celebrate what is great about being a kid!

    Free to students K through 6.  The event runs from 1 pm to 5 pm at the YMCA Doylestown Location.  Pizza lunch will be provided.  (Arrangements can be made for late pick-up)


    April 19, 2018

    Changing the Way We Think About Distracted Driving to Save Lives 

    Joel Feldman, founder and national distracted driver speaker, will provide parents and teens with tools to end distracted driving. Mr. Feldman, whose 21-year-old daughter was hit and killed by a distracted driver, has done over 500 presentations from coast to coast – speaking to teens, parents, and corporations.

    Tickets are available here.



    Past Events:
    October 6, 2016
    Creating a Culture of Kindness
    Ms. Christa Tinari
    November 1, 2016
    Documentary: Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age
    February 1, 2017
    Dr. Jay Stone, Doylestown Health
    Understanding Childhood Brain Development and Unlocking Potential
    March 11, 2017
    Building a Community of Kindness - Discovering our Common Ground
    April 5, 2017
    Fostering Family Closeness and Respect
    Dr. Robert Brooks, Harvard Faculty 
    Dr. Brooks will describe factors that help families to experience greater warmth and respect. He will discuss the importance of (a) practicing empathy in order to understand and respond to each family member, (b) changing “negative scripts,” (c) establishing realistic expectations and goals, (d) becoming a charitable family, (e) disciplining in ways that promote self-discipline rather than resentment, and (f) helping each family member to feel special and appreciated.