Thu, Feb 28 | Highland Park Library

"Orchids and Dandelions: Why Some Kids Are More Sensitive to Their Environment"

Developmental Psychologist, Dr. Allison Jessee, will share her insights with us as we look at a study on child development and genetics. We will be exploring ways to support highly sensitive children, "orchids," to thrive.
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"Orchids and Dandelions: Why Some Kids Are More Sensitive to Their Environment"

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116, USA

About The Event

Research in developmental psychology indicates that some children (often called orchids) are more sensitive to their environments than other kids (called dandelions). This idea isn’t new, but what is relatively new is the idea that these same children who struggle in difficult environments actually have the best outcomes in positive, supportive environments. Researchers are interested in figuring out what factors (genes, temperament, etc.) might influence whether kids are dandelions or orchids and how we can support both types of children in their development. Join us for what will most certainly be an interesting and informative evening! Bring a friend, coworker, or fellow student with you as we gather in the second floor Community room (to the left at the top of the stairs). This is a free event.

Note: “Use of the Saint Paul Public Library System meeting facilities does not constitute endorsement of the beliefs, viewpoints, policies or affiliations of the user by the library board or staff.”

Registration is closed. This workshop is full.

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