Psychotherapist Sean Grover to host anti-bullying workshop

Bill San Antonio

Today’s bullies are not just terrorizing school playgrounds and hallways, but their teachers and even their parents. 

That’s the premise of Sean Grover’s latest parenting book, “When Kids Call the Shots,” and a workshop he’ll be hosting at the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center in Roslyn Heights on Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.

“If your child is pummeling you with demands and behaving disrespectfully, you’re not alone,” said Grover, whose event is called “When Kids Call the Shots: Stop Being a Bullied Parent.” 

“It’s not at all uncommon for today’s kids and teens to boss their parents and even their teachers around,” he said. “And it’s not only bad for the adults. Children who bully their parents suffer emotional, social and academic problems.”

Featured on The Today Show and in Publisher’s Weekly and U.S. News & World Report, Grover will extend his expertise in psychotherapy and parenting in helping the parents of tantrum-throwing children regain their leadership.

Strategies include an analysis of how one’s own childhood influences his or her parenting choices, the identification of one’s parenting style, a discovery of the most common bullying styles, the impact of family and school struggles on bullying and how to effectively curtail disrespectful behavior.

The Associated Press said “When Kids Call the Shots” culls “ readable bites of advice [and] case studies” from Grover’s 20 years as a psychotherapist as well as personal stories from his experiences as the father of two girls.

“When parents regain control,” Grover said, “everyone benefits.”

To register for the workshop, contact Nicole Oberheim at 516-626-1971, extension 337, or email

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