Glenbard Parent Series (GPS): Navigating Healthy Families

College of DuPage is a proud sponsor and livestream partner of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. This free educational consortium features distinguished authors, clinicians and educators who share practical research based knowledge, wisdom and personal experience to encourage positive youth development, social and emotional learning, and overall well-being.

GPS is a resource for parents, educators, students and community members to foster self-empowered children who collaborate, communicate, embrace diversity, create and think critically.

Programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Visit the GPS webpage for the latest schedule.

The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a sociologist, and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. Her best-selling books include "The Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction" (2020) and "Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents." Dr. Carter writes a monthly advice column syndicated on and regularly appears on television, radio and in major print media.

Dr. Carter returns to the Glenbard Parents Series as part of the 25th year celebration to offer science-based strategies for raising happy, healthy, and successful young people. Today's parents confront teen challenges including social media pressures, video game obsession, sexting, vaping and uncertainty. Drawing on both research and practical applications Dr. Carter offers tools to cope with modern pressures, and tactics parents can use to instill joy in teens that will point them toward meaningful, and productive lives.

Mark your calendar to attend this event, which will be live streamed from this page ( No registration is required. Questions in advance of the program may be emailed to

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