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TALX: What is Mindful Parenting?

July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join ALX Community at Founders Hall for TALX, our regular speaker series!


Terri Pilkerton​, counselor at Granato Group

TALX Topic:

As life gets faster and more complex, we find ourselves getting increasingly distracted and stressed. We admonish our children to “Pay attention!”, yet struggle ourselves to put down our phones or engage with our kids more deeply. Fortunately, there is a solution to these difficulties. Mindfulness (sustained awareness of moment-to-moment experience) has been shown to increase attention, improve physical health, and lower stress. When applied to parenting and family life, mindfulness can improve relationships between family members by reducing emotional reactivity.

Teri will guide participants through various exercises that parents can do at home with their children.

More on Teri:

Terri Pilkerton ​works as an ADHD coach, counselor at Granato Group, and was a former Chair of the Northern Virginia and Washington DC Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD). As a long time practitioner of mindfulness she integrates these practices, in a secular manner, into her work

Meet & Greet: 5-5:30pm

Workshop: 5:30-6:30


July 12, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Welcome to ALX Community, DC’s new home of co-working and collaboration. Our space is a flawlessly designed shared office community, located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria, and is perfect for DC area working professionals. Our members include entrepreneurs, small businesses, freelancers, financial professionals and non-profit organizations.Located next to the Potomac river and just steps away from historic King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, this unique, multi-story building was built for collaboration and includes a beautiful dog-friendly co-working space, plenty of meeting rooms, a patio on the Waterfront Promenade, and Alexandria’s first dedicated Conference Center. We have flexible plans to accommodate any busy professional or company regardless of size or need. We’d love to show you around! Whether you need a place to work for the day, month, or a year- we have you covered. Our flexible membership plans allow you and your team to achieve your best.

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