Family Awareness Network (FAN):

FAN is an external organization run by parents, for parents throughout the New Trier Township. FAN sponsors a variety of educational programs and workshops, nurtures the development of supportive parent networks and serves as a helpful resource on specific parenting issues.


FAN (Family Action Network) & PTC – Sept. 19th at 7p.m.

Friday, Sept.19th marks the beginning of FAN's community presentations this year with Jennifer Senior, author of"All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood." at New Trier H.S., Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium at 7p.m. Free and open to the public.  For more details, go to:

The PTC would like to organize a special seating section at the event for Avoca community members and host a follow-up discussion the week following the event.  So that we know how many seats to hold, please email if you plan to attend.

About Jennifer Senior’s book:

Unlike many parenting books on the market that focus on the effects of parents on children, Senior's book takes an ethnographic approach, documenting the effects that children have on their parents' lives -- their marriages, jobs, friendships, lifestyles, and mental health.  She guides parents in seeing that their challenges, which they often assume are of their own making, are in fact part of a much larger socio-economic-cultural picture.