The Harker School, a member of the Common Ground coalition of schools, will host the next Common Ground Speaker Series event with special guest Edward “Ned” Hallowell, M.D., on Wed., Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Nichols Hall atrium at the upper school campus at 500 Saratoga Ave. in San Jose. In a presentation titled “Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap,” Hallowell will discuss the difference between “good” busy and “crazy” busy.
An expert on anxiety, relationships and attention deficit disorders, Hallowell is the founder and director of The Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health, located in Massachusetts. He has authored or co-authored more than 18 books, including “Crazy Busy,” “The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness,” and the national best-seller “Driven to Distraction.”
Parents of students enrolled in Common Ground member schools may attend free of charge. Non-members may attend for a $20 admission fee.
Common Ground is a coalition of Bay Area schools that organizes events featuring experts in various fields to enhance parent education. Hosting of these events is rotated among the various schools throughout the year.