Child Care Expert To Speak On Better Parenting

Dr. Arthur Lavin, a pediatrician and local author, will provide parents with valuable tools and insights to handling the conflicts that arise from raising children. He will speak on Oct. 23 to the Solon Early Childhood PTA.

Editor's Note: This article was provided by the SECPTA.

Solon Early Childhood PTA (SECPTA) wants you to be a better parent by better managing conflict in your home.

The group welcomes Dr. Arthur Lavin to its October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:00pm at the Solon Community Center at 35000 Portz Parkway in Solon.  

Dr. Lavin, pediatrician at Advanced Pediatrics and local author, will provide parents with valuable tools and insights to handling the conflicts that arise from raising children.  

Topics include:

  • Getting infants to sleep through the night
  • Avoiding fights about and worries over what children eat
  • Toilet training
  • Discipline
  • Sibling rivalries
  • Separation sadness connected with childcare

The meeting is open to members and non-members. Doors open at 6:30pm for field trip and activity sign- ups.  

"As a local pediatrician, Dr. Lavin has been helping parents keep their children healthy. In doing so he has had tons of opportunities to develop his theories on appropriate child behavior," states Regina Krieger, SECPTA Vice President of Programs. "I am looking forward to learning some new tools in dealing with my little challenges...my kids!"

Dr. Lavin was educated at Harvard (BA) and Ohio State (MD).  At Harvard, Boston Children's Hospital, and MIT, he completed training, became board-certified in general pediatrics and the subspecialty of newborn medicine, taught, and published original research in such journals as Science. He has been in pediatric practice for more than 20 years.  

He has served on several national committees of the AAP, as president of the Northern Ohio Pediatrics Society, and been invited to represent the US in Slovakia for a medical mission.  Recently Dr. Lavin has co-authored two books on parenting: "Who's the Boss? Moving Families from Conflict to Collaboration" (Collaboration Press, 2006) and "Baby & Toddler Sleep Solutions for Dummies" (Wiley, 2007).  For more information, go to www.wtboss.com.

SECPTA is a unit of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), organized for the parents of preschool age children (birth–5), regardless of what school the child will attend.

We always welcome new members from Solon, Twinsburg, Aurora, Chagrin Falls and the surrounding communities. If you are the parent of a preschool age child or infant, we have something for you. The purpose of our organization is to help parents of preschool age children better understand their children via qualified resources, educational programs, the sharing of experiences, and social activities.  

For more information about SECPTA, visit www.SolonEarlyChildhoodPTA.com.



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