Join us as we launch The Knowledge Series with our first speaker, nationally known educator and author, Dr. Madeline Levine. As the writer of the critically acclaimed books The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well, Dr. Levine speaks into the pressures and pitfalls of parenting children growing up in a high-performance, high-expectation environment.
About Dr. Madeline Levine
Madeline Levine, Ph.D. is a psychologist with close to 30 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, educator and author. Her New York Times bestseller, The Price of Privilege, explores the reasons why teenagers from affluent families are experiencing epidemic rates of emotional problems. Her latest book, Teach Your Children Well, also a New York Times bestseller, tackles our current narrow definition of success – how it unnecessarily stresses academically talented kids and marginalizes many more whose talents and interests are less amenable to measurement. The development of skills needed to be successful in the 21st century - creativity, collaboration, innovation - are not easily developed in our competitive, fast-paced, high pressure world.
Dr. Levine graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Education. She began her career as an elementary and junior high school teacher in the South Bronx of New York before moving to California and earning her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. She has had a large clinical practice with an emphasis on child and adolescent problems and parenting issues, and has taught Child Development classes to graduate students at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
Dr. Levine is highly sought after as a lecturer and keynote speaker for parents, educators and business leaders both nationally and internationally. She is frequently the go-to person on issues of parenting for both print media and radio. She has been featured on television programs such as Katie, The Today Show and The Lehrer Report and on multiple radio stations including NPR programs such as the Diane Rehm Show and Forum. Emailed over a million times, her August 2012 New York Times op ed piece is one of the most emailed op ed pieces in the history of the New York Times.
Dr. Levine and her husband of 35 years, Lee Schwartz, M.D. are the incredibly proud (and slightly relieved) parents of three newly minted and thriving adult sons.
Believing that all truth is God’s truth and that following Christ means not just giving Him our hearts, but our minds, the Knowledge Series brings experts from across the country to The Woodlands to inform, challenge and stretch our knowledge on an array of significant issues. Dr. Levine is the first in a series of speakers that will be featured in our community.