Cancel the Playdate and Make a Family Date Instead!
Evidence-based parenting tips for parents of 3K-2nd grade

Milwaukee Jewish Day School is excited to present New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Leonard Sax
at a very special Grown-ups Night Out!

Join us for cocktails and conversation, followed by a presentation to parents.

  • At what age is it okay for my child to be on an iPad? How much time is too much time?
  • My 3-year old gets upset really easily, for example at the doctors office. How can I help her relax?
  • I'm busy and when I pick up my child from school I can't spend hours playing, I have to make dinner. Is it okay if he watches Sesame Street?
  • We don't have much free time. On the weekend should I schedule a playdate or stay home instead? Is there research on this topic? (Yes, there is.)

Dr. Sax earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from MIT, where he graduated Phi Beta
Kappa in five semesters at the age of 19. He then went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both his PhD in psychology, and his MD. Next he did a 3-year residency in family practice at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster Pennsylvania. In 1990, he established a family practice in Montgomery County Maryland, just outside Washington DC.
He provided care for children and adults in Montgomery County for more than 18 years. He took a 5-year sabbatical, 2008 to 2013, to devote himself full-time to visiting schools and communities, and to writing. He returned to clinical practice in 2013 near his home in Chester County, Pennsylvania, while continuing to lead workshops and give keynotes based on his visits to more than 460 communities over the past 22 years.

He has written four books for parents:

  • Why Gender Matters (Doubleday)
  • Boys Adrift (Basic Books)
  • Girls on the Edge (Basic Books)
  • The Collapse of Parenting (Basic Books) – a New York Times bestseller

You can watch some of the TV interviews, and read some of his articles, at