The Del Mar Foundation in collaboration with Del Mar Heights Elementary School and Del Mar Hills Academy presented the first in a free three-part series of parenting events at the Powerhouse Community Building on Sept. 23.
The evening featured Dr. Lee Hausner, internationally recognized author, expert and adviser on raising highly successful children. Speaking to a packed house of parents, Hausner offered advice that crossed all socio-economic boundaries with insight on effective communication, dangers of overindulgence, importance of consistent discipline and building self-reliance.
In addition, she addressed the challenges of nurturing healthy values in children, especially children surrounded by wealth. Participants left with concrete ideas to develop self-reliant, responsible children who learn to make good choices throughout life.
For example, Hausner talked about delaying gratification and expecting children to earn what they want rather than purchasing it for them. She also recommended emphasizing the journey of reaching a top grade, rather than the grade itself. Said one participant, “Fabulous event last night; we need more info like this!”
The evening was sponsored by E3 Consulting, a Del Mar company that works with students to help individual growth, self-awareness and exceptional academic growth.
Hausner is an internationally recognized author and co-author of numerous books including her seminal work, “Children of Paradise ... Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families.” She spent 15 years with the Beverly Hills School District as senior psychologist.
The Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages more than $2 million in endowment funds to benefit the community and the San Dieguito Lagoon. The foundation’s community endowment provides long-term funding stability for community needs. For information about the Del Mar Foundation, visit www.delmarfoundation.org or call 858-635-1363.