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
February 21, 2018, 7 pm
"Living, Surviving, and Thriving with Mental Illness"
Mental illness is often characterized by shame, isolation, and silence. We're proud to partner with Beth Purdy, Country Day parent of alumni and mental health speaker and advocate to share her personal story living with a mental illness, and Dr. Alyson Kuroski-Mazzei, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of HopeWay, will provide an overview of mental illness and discuss ways we can support those who need treatment. All are welcome. Learn more and RSVP.
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. 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.