Parents spend an average of 37 hours a week worrying about their children. Head of Lower School Bill Mulcahy talks about balancing openness with children versus instilling a fear-based approach to the world and some of its dangers. Instead of focusing on the bad, help your children see the good in the world.
Fosters Lifelong Learning
We strive to enrich the educational and learning experience for our families on timely and relevant parenting topics through workshops, book discussions, and nationally-acclaimed speaker events. In addition, the Parents' Association sponsors on-going grade-level and divisional education meetings to help parents with various developmental stages and challenges that arise when parenting. School divisions and departments also host relevant topic discussions.
Learn more about Dr. Bryson’s four S’s and more from the Parent Speaker Series event.
Q & A with JG Bailey and Eva Taishoff, MAT, MSW, LCSW, Southeast Psych
What trends are we seeing and what can we do to ensure that our kids are thriving?
Learn about early childhood literacy and how to develop and support our young readers.
Gain tools to best support your children in grades JK-4.
Nurse Wendy Barber shares helpful physical and mental tips and reminders on how to stay healthy and encouraged.
Dr. Christine Carter provides insightful strategies and helpful resources for parents.
November 10, 6:30 pm
Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How to Raise and Adult"
March 2, 2023, 7 pm
Katie Hurley, psychotherapist and parenting expert
Since 2012, each year we partner with the Parents’ Association to invite nationally acclaimed guest speakers and well-known authors, educators, and other professional experts to discuss today’s relevant parenting issues. We strive to offer a balanced series that addresses a wide array of topics confronting parents and educators. Topics include health and wellness, resilience, digital citizenship, parenting styles, and more. Examples of previous speakers include:
Previous Guest Speakers
- Dr. Tina Bryson, psychotherapist, founder of The Center for Connection, and author of The Power of Showing Up.
- Dr. Christine Carter, author of The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction and The Sweet Spot: How to Achieve More by Doing Less.
- Rachel Simmons, author and educator, presented on "Failing Well: Resilience & Courage"
- Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and blogger of “Raising Digital Natives”
- Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
- Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
- Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure
- Rosalind Wiseman, bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and the New Realities of Girl World
- Dr. Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
- Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of Blessings of a Skinned Knee and Blessings of a B Minus