'Five to Thrive' with Maria Trozzi

A Conversation About the Stresses of Parenting Kids Today

FIVE to Thrive with Maria Trozzi

Monday, Nov. 14th, 7-8:15pm

16 Charter Road

Acton, MA

Parents often worry that if they are not doing everything, they are doing nothing. But it is not necessary to do everything.


Join Maria Trozzi for an interactive and enlightening conversation about the new stresses of parenting our children today and evidence-based strategies for building resilience. Parents need words, a developmentally informed and thoughtful approach, and their confidence shored up as they navigate the maze of decisions that will affect their child’s well-being and success. Trozzi’s refreshing and honest approach focuses on FIVE useful strategies that are often counter-intuitive for dedicated parents, but lead children to master the coping skills that promote resilience.


Some of the topics she will address include:


  • Creating the mix to produce an outstanding person: the surprising research
  • Making informed decisions about screen time
  • Dealing with life’s disappointments: when our children hurt, what to say and not to say
  • Too many choices: How affluence can complicate parent decision-making
  • How to ‘not hover and sleep at night;’ moving towards scaffolding your children
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Maria Trozzi, M.Ed.

Maria Trozzi, M.Ed., is an assistant professor of pediatrics, emeritus, at Boston University School of Medicine; co-founder and former director of the nationally renowned Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center, a consultant to the Child Development Unit at Children’s Hospital, and an author.

Her credentials and expertise have established her as one of the foremost experts in the country on resilience as families, schools and communities face crises.

For the past three years, she has provided individual and group consultation and training workshops to Naval Special Warfare operators (SEALS) and their families, pre- and post- deployment. After Boston’s Marathon bombing, she provided crisis debriefing to the health care first responders as well as nearby affected schools and community organizations.

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Newtown, she continues to provide consultation, lectures and training to schools affected. She has provided crisis consultation after Columbine at Littleton, Colorado, Hurricane Katrina, at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11, and in Grenada following Hurricane Ivan.

Since 1991, she lectured nationally to professional audiences in every major city with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, MD, as a regular faculty member of the National Seminar Series.

For more than twenty–five years, she has trained educators and healthcare professionals focused on promoting resilience in the face of loss via strategies that strengthen coping skills for families, institutions and communities.

She is a frequent contributor to both print and electronic media. She has appeared with Dr. Brazelton as co-host of his national television show “What Every Baby Knows” several times as well as several national news programs including “Larry King Live”, Early Show, CNN, NBC, ABC.

Her first book, Talking With Children About Loss, continues to be an essential reference for parents and professionals. She has authored several chapters in pediatric and academic textbooks, including research published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.


Maria lives in Boston and West Yarmouth and maintains a private practice dedicated to helping families face stressful life events.