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Ask Doctor G: Encouraging Resilience

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Third Presbyterian Church Chapel

5701 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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A benefit for Kentucky Avenue School, the evening includes a welcome reception, a talk by Dr. Deborah Gilboa, and a Q&A session afterward.

Dr. G will speak on "Encouraging Resilience: How to Guide Your Child Through the Ups & Downs on the Journey to Success." As caring adults, educators and parents, we all have great intentions. But then life happens–and the real consequences of allowing our children to be resilient often overwhelm us. In this session, we will address the situations in which we should rescue our kids and we'll tackle head on the struggles of letting kids be uncomfortable, when they're not in danger of anything except learning and growing. Instead of hovering over, we can guide our children through the ups and downs on the journey to success and encourage them to overcome any obstacles they may face along the road.

About Doctor G

Respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com. Popularly known as Dr. G, her passion for raising kids with character makes her a favorite family physician, media personality, author, speaker and social influencer. A mom of four boys, she inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children ages 2-22.

Dr. G is a board certified attending family physician at Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Health Center, caring for diverse patients from 100+ countries, speaking 47 different languages. Her work with the deaf community has received national recognition and was the focus of her service as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

She has received multiple awards for clinical excellence in teaching, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award as a Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine.

A graduate of University of Pittsburgh’s SOM and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as alumnus of Chicago’s Second City Improv Theater, Dr. G’s diverse background and experiences add to her credibility and lively story-telling.

Dr. G is the author of multiple books including Get the Behavior You Want, Without Being the Parent You Hate! (Demos Publishing) and parenting activity books focusing on building her 3R’s of Parenting: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

Dr. and Dr. Gilboa have four boys together and are happy to call Pittsburgh, PA their home.


What's your refund policy?

If you are unable to attend, a full refund will be given up to 48 hours before the event. Closer than 48 hours before the event, we encourage you to find someone to use your ticket.

Is this a fundraiser?

Yes, all proceeds from ticket sales and donations benefit Kentucky Avenue School. All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor.

Should I bring my child to the talk?

No, but if you don't have a sitter, please don't let that keep you from attending. Childcare will be available on site at at a cost of $5 per child. We hope you'll enjoy this opportunity to focus on Dr. G's presentation, to speak freely during the Q&A and to connect with other parents.

Is childcare available?

Childcare will be provided for this event at a cost of $5 per child. Please register by May 1st to reserve your spot.

What are the details on the welcome reception?

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a welcome reception in the lobby of the chapel. It will be a great time to relax, mingle and peruse Dr. G's books available for purchase. Dr. G will speak at 7:00 p.m.

Where should I park?

There will be some spaces available in the church's lot on Fifth Avenue. Another option is street parking on Kentucky Avenue and other streets near the church. Please be aware that some of these streets have residential permit parking and non-permitted cars parked longer than two hours may be ticketed during enforcement hours. Paid parking is available around the Walnut Street shopping district which is within walking distance.

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