Parent Education Fosters Lifelong Learning
Throughout the school year, we invite nationally-acclaimed guest experts to campus to speak on timely and relevant parenting topics and offer a wide range of parent workshops and community book discussions. The Parents' Association sponsors regular grade-level and divisional education meetings to help parents with various developmental stages and challenges that arise when parenting. School divisions and the College Counseling and Athletics departments also host relevant topic discussions.
Each year, we partner with the Parents' Association to invite nationally-acclaimed guest speakers and authors to campus to discuss and share relevant parenting topics. See a list of acclaimed speakers we've welcomed in past years.
2017–18 Guest Speakers
October 26, 2017, 7 pm
Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digial World. Author of the blog,"Raising Digital Natives," Heitner works with children on an ongoing basis and offers insights into how children perceive and navigate their digital worlds. Her no-nonsense approach to parenting is helpful and she highlights the amazing potential of technology for children (ability to connect, ability to be creative, ability to affect change), as well as addresses the challenges (managing screen time, dealing with relational issues in the online world, etc.). She can answer any question from "When should my child get a cell phone?" to "What should I be talking to my child about on social media?" with a sense of humor and practical advice. Read more about Dr. Devorah Heitner.
October 10, 2017, 7 pm
Dr. Michele Borba, best selling author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Internationally-recognized educational psychologist and parenting, bullying and character expert whose goal is to strengthen children's empathy and resilience. Read more about Dr. Michele Borba.