Being a protector of and provider for one’s family is difficult. It’s also quite different for today’s dads than it was in generations past.
So how do modern dads express these roles, verbally and otherwise, and their love especially when their children gain more independence of thought and action in the teen years?
Find out by logging on to The Love Language of Fathers. This Facebook Live event is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., Eastern time, June 21.
The Center of Parent and Teen Communication (CPTC) helps promotes the health, character and well-being of adolescents through education, research and advocacy. Based at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the center offers a comprehensive website featuring articles and videos for teens and parents on:
- communications strategies,
- growth and development,
- building character,
- and addressing the unique stressors faced by families of color.
In February, City Dads became a “mission partner” with CPTC. Schneider, an at-home father of two teen boys and a New York City resident, serves as the liaison with CPTC.
Parenting experts to speak
The panel will feature two CPTC executives: Dr. Ken Ginsburg, the center’s co-founder and director of programs; and Jacques Louis, its director of community and strategic partnerships
Ginsburg is a pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His specialty is “social adolescent medicine” — medicine with special attention to prevention and the recognition that social context and stressors impact upon both physical and emotional health. Ginsburg has two young daughters.
Ginsburg has written several books. These include Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust, and Letting Go with Love and Confidence.
Louis has nearly two decades of experience in positive youth development settings. His area of expertise includes on developing agency in teens, restorative justice, and Rites of Passage curricula. He oversees CPTC outreach efforts and manages its ongoing project exploring parenting strategies in communities of color.