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This webinar will use Zoom. 

This webinar will run from 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET / 9:00 am - 12:15 pm PT on Saturday, March 27, 2021 for a total of 3 credit hours.

For those who cannot attend the live webinar on March 27, a recording of the webinar will be available for a week following the live webinar.

Over thousands of generations, parents prepared their children for adult life absent schools and the medical and mental health professions. Children learned by example. Evolution or the process of natural selection, determined better adaptation and served as the foundation of parenting. How did parents accomplish this task?  What kinds of behaviors did parents model and teach their children?  How did they help children develop the mindset necessary to survive in a complex and often harsh environment?  The answer - the essential triad of human development - resilience, self-discipline, and tenacity.

In this presentation, participants will leave with actionable insights, practical understanding, a rational framework and guideposts to enhance resilience, self-discipline, and the instincts of tenacity in their students and children. This webinar will provide a science-based, reasoned, and reasonable understanding of the process of resilience, the manner by which self-discipline develops, and, most importantly, an understanding of the seven critical, human instincts comprising tenacity. You will learn how three adverse instincts that may have enhanced our species for survival over thousands of years but today if left unchecked often lead to significant childhood challenges that impact a child's development in school and at home. 


  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of the science of resilience and self-discipline
  • Explore and understand the science of human instincts, specifically as it relates to the seven instincts falling under the umbrella of tenacity
  • Discover an appreciation of how these three phenomena inter-weave to chart a path for happy and successful outcomes for all children
  • Learn about resources as well as ideas for specific strategies in the classroom, on the playground, and in the home


This session is applicable for anyone educating, coaching, or raising children.



Sam Goldstein obtained his PhD in School Psychology from the University of Utah and is licensed as a psychologist and certified School Psychologist in the State of Utah. He is also Board Certified as a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Goldstein is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has authored, co-edited or co-authored over fifty clinical and trade publications, three dozen book chapters, nearly three dozen peer-reviewed scientific articles and eight psychological and neuropsychological tests. Since 1980, he has served as Clinical Director of The Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.