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Apr 10

Meet Author & Educator Patty Weiner, MS

Event Description

Patricia WeinerTo celebrate the release of her book Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital, the Bookstore hosts child life specialist Patricia Weiner on Thursday evening, April 10. Patty holds a master's degree in special education and has many years of experience teaching, training, and supporting infants, young children, parents, and medical professionals. As the founding director of the master's degree program in Child Life at Bank Street College of Education, Patty has an experienced perspective to show and share.

Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital is filled with helpful suggestions and practical tips to provide parents with the tools they need so they can prepare young children for a visit to the doctor or hospital.

Included are:

  • How to prepare for your child's doctor visit
  • Questions to ask the doctor
  • Coping, comforting, relaxation, and distraction techniques for parents to use with their infants and children
  • Preparing and planning for when a child goes to the hospital
  • Suggest further reading and resources for both children and parents

After the book is released, Patty will lead several play workshops at the book store (dates to be announced) for guiding and supporting children as they learn to play and interact with each other successfully. Watch for more details to come!

Note: A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book will support children and families in need.

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