TheSmartMama to Speak on Raising Healthy and Safe Kids in the 21st Century

The Smart Mama Jennifer Taggart will participate in a lively expert panel discussion on modern parenting issues this Sunday, January 16, 2010. Please come and join us! The topic for discussion is “How to Raise a Healthy and Safe Child in the 21st Century.” The panel is presented by the Columbia University Alumni Association of Southern California and is open to all.

The panel will tackle parenting issues in this rapidly changing environment. Our modern world isĀ full of new conveniences – but those conveniencesĀ bring with them a whole host of challenging and often avoidable perils. The expert panel will discuss modern safety regulations, exposure to hazards and toxins, educational toys that inhibit development, online safety.

Jennifer will tackle issues related to common chemical exposures and how to reduce those exposures. From use of household pesticides linked to leukemia to hormone disrupting phthalates in scented products, Jennifer will discuss what you can do.

Also joining Jennifer will be Robin Sax, bestselling author of Predators and Child Molesters: A Sex Crimes D.A. Answers 100 of the Most Asked Questions. Robin is a former Los Angeles County Prosecutor who specialized in felony cases including sex crimes and domestic violence. She is a sought after speaker on safety, crime, pop culture and the criminal justice system.

Dr. Jenn Berman will also participate in the panel. Jenn is a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in private practice in Los Angeles. She has apppeared as a psychological expert on hundreds of television shows. She is the best selling author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids.

Tanya Remer Altmann, MD FAAP, will also participate. Tanya is a leading medical authority, best selling author and media spokesperson. She is a UCLA trained pediatrician, designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a child health expert. Tanya is the author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers.

The panel will be at 1 pm at Roxbury Park Community Center in Beverly Hills, California. For more information and registration, visit the Columbia Alumni Association of Southern California’s website.

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