Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic independent academy for students in preschool through eighth grade, kicks off its Speaker Series this fall with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, who will present “Building Resilience in Children and Teens.” 

Dr. Ginsburg will speak to the critical importance of parents in the lives of adolescents. He suggests that it is the security of a parent’s love that allows young people to launch successfully into an uncertain future, and it is their high expectations that hold them accountable, keeps them safe, and shapes them to become their best selves. Dr. Ginsburg will discuss parents’ modeling of self-care and healthy stress management strategies that teach children and teens how to get through tough times.

About Dr. Ken Ginsburg:

Dr. Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and co-founder and director of programs at Center for Parent and Teen Communication.

About Norwood-Fontbonne Academy:

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy provides an exceptional independent school experience deeply rooted in the Sisters of Saint Joseph’s commitment that “all may be one.” As a proven leader in Montessori education, the school empowers students through its self-directed approach to learning, its diverse and inclusive community of families, and its meaningful, face-to-face service experiences. Within a nurturing community, students feel a strong sense of solidarity with God, their “dear neighbor,” the school, and each other as they are challenged to shape a more compassionate and socially responsible society. A physical representation of the school’s core strengths, the expansive 14-acre campus in the heart of Chestnut Hill provides students with an environment that fosters independence, openness and active experiences.


  • Occurred Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Norwood-Fontbonne Academy - Fontbonne Campus

8900 Norwood Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118


Terri Hutsell, Associate Director of Donor & Community Engagement, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
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