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Author Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D.: The Pressured Child

Thursday, November 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Darien Library and the Thriving Youth Task Force for a discussion with Dr. Michael G. Thompson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life. Dr. Thompson will speak to the Darien community about the psychological journey that children experience during their school career. "The Pressured Child" presentation is recommended for "pressured parents" who have forgotten what school is actually like for children and who may mistakenly believe that there is a one-to-one correlation between school performance and success in life. Dr. Thompson will remind adults that children are almost never judging themselves by grades: they are always monitoring their own development and constantly searching for three things: connection, recognition and a sense of power. Each journey has its own different pressures, and every child is constantly developing strategies for coping with the pressures that they feel.

Register for Author Michael G. Thompson: The Pressured Child

About The Pressured Child

An instructional book that helps parents and educators distinguish between needless worry and reasonable concern over their children's education and development to more effectively aid young ones in becoming successful learners.

About the Author

Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than seven hundred schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

This event is co-sponsored by The Community Fund of Darien, the Darien YMCA, Silver Hill Hospital, Child Guidance Center of Southern CT, the Darien Library, the Darien Youth Commission, Liberation Programs, Sasco River Center, the Middlesex Parent Association, Trinity Church, YWCA Parent Awareness and Barrett Bookstore. If you would like to purchase The Pressured Child, please visit their website.

Registration Information

Need help registering? Email Mia Orobona at

This series will take place on Zoom webinar. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the meeting after you register.

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