University School of Milwaukee hosted its first speaker series event of the 2019–20 school year through its partnership with REDgen on Tuesday, Sept. 24 with Dr. Deborah Gilboa, popularly known as Dr. G. She held two sessions, one for students during the afternoon and one for parents and the general public in the evening. Her presentation to parents was titled "What's Happy Got to Do With It: How to Figure Out What Our Kids Need and What They Want" and centered around strategies parents can take to work collaboratively with their children and find common ground.
In addition to her afternoon presentation to all Upper School students, she met with small groups of student leaders throughout the lunch period and spoke to them about effective leadership strategies and how to gain buy-in from their peers.
The USM/REDgen Speaker Series is a partnership between University School of Milwaukee and REDgen, a Milwaukee-based organization which fosters active community conversations around what it means to live a healthy, balanced life with authentic success. This is the third year of the partnership and speaker series events. More information can be found at www.usmk12.org/parentevents.
About Dr. 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.