Presented by the Flintridge Prep Parents Association and the Fathers Club

Flintridge Prep Presents the 2017-2018 Community Speaker Series Calendar


Prep Community Speaker Series Presents Susan Stiffelman, MFT: Strengthening Connection and Avoiding Conflict in the Teen Years

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Refreshments: 6:45 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
Prep’s Norris Auditorium

In this adults-only presentation, Susan Stiffelman, MFT will discuss how parents can maintain connection with their kids, especially as kids pull away and want more independence during the teen years. She’ll also discuss methods and strategies to help kids and parents effectively communicate with each other —focusing on the unique challenges that face this generation of teens due to the sea change in technology and societal pressures to succeed.

Susan is a parent coach for the Huffington Post, a marriage and family therapist, a credentialed teacher and a licensed psychotherapist. For over 30 years, Susan has worked with families to create greater harmony and deeper connections between parents and children. Susan is the author of the bestselling books, Parenting without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected and Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids (an Eckhart Tolle Edition). 

Questions? Contact Laura Campobasso at



Past Events

Prep Community Speaker Series Presents STEAM, Leadership and Global Studies Initiatives

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In this interactive discussion, faculty members will demonstrate what students experience through the school’s burgeoning STEAM, Leadership and Global Studies programs. Don’t miss this chance to experience how our teachers work across curriculums to prepare our students for life.

Prep Community Speaker Series Presents “Screenagers”

Thursday, November 9, 2017 

The award-winning documentary Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles with social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Surprising insights from authors and brain scientists offer solutions on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. A facilitated panel discussion will follow the screening.

Prep Community Speaker Series Presents Gloria Diaz Ventura

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Prep’s Director of College Counseling will provide insights into the college admissions landscape with a perspective on trends and the family dynamics of the college application process. There will be an opportunity for audience questions following Gloria’s presentation. Prep parents of all grade levels are welcome, but this event is not for students.

About the Speaker Series Program

The Prep Community Speaker Series is designed it to educate, entertain and inform our school community, supporting the school’s goal to encourage life-long learning.

Flintridge Preparatory School
4543 Crown Avenue La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011
Tel: 818-790-1178
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Located near Pasadena and Los Angeles in La Cañada, CA, Flintridge Prep is a private independent, coed day school for grades 7-12.
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