The Junior Leagues of Westchester are excited to host Vanessa Van Petten, nationally acclaimed author and parent-teen advisor, at the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Public Library on October 28, 2010, from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Ms. Van Petten’s mission is to improve parent-teen relationship by providing parents and their children with new perspectives, stories and neutral places to communicate. She hopes that this will help families institute values and build strong relationships that promote healthy attitudes and lifestyle behaviors in this generation of young adults.
Ms. Van Petten is the author of “You’re Grounded!,” a book that presents the teen perspective on parent-child interactions in today’s complicated world and offers suggestions as to how both teens and parents can work to improve these important relationships. Ms. Van Petten wrote this book when she was a teenager. She also recently published “Radical Family Workbook and Activity Journal.” She is the founder of the website radicalparenting.com, a site aimed at parents and teens, containing instructive videos, blogs, articles and other advice on improving the relationship between parents and teenagers. Ms. Van Petten has been featured on numerous television shows and tours nationally to share her advice and ideas.
Press contact: Judith Berger Eforo at Eforo@aol.com or by phone to (914) 262-0765.