Women's Networking Luncheon
Renee Dominquez, PhD of Family Service Center, Wilmette, will be speaking on a hot topic. She is Executive Director and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who joined Family Service Center in 2014, bringing with her over fifteen years of clinical experience working with children and families. Dr. Dominguez earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Child and Family Track, at the University of Houston in 2001. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Baylor College of Medicine, and her post-doctoral fellowship at La Rabida Children?s Hospital, where she specialized in working with children, adolescents, and families who had experienced trauma. Dr. Dominguez came to Family Service Center most recently serving as the Clinical Director of the Chicago Child Trauma Center at La Rabida Children?s Hospital. At Family Service Center, Dr. Dominguez oversees clinical operations, provides supervision to staff, collaborates with community partners, and provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Topic: Parenting in a highly-competitive, digitally driven world: Considerations for raising emotionally healthy children.
3 Takeaway Messages:
1) Parents are often very well-intended, but their well-intended efforts often lead to unintended negative consequences including undermining their child?s ability to develop confidence, skills, and competencies.
2) Growth Mindset is a powerful tool that can help parents in their work of parenting, and can be utilized to break down ?perfectionistic? tendencies in both children and adults.
3) Mentoring your child in technology use is as important, if not more important than monitoring your child?s technology use.