Parenting Education Events

Upper School Technology Night
Student Device Program

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Ceres M. Horn Theatre
7:00 p.m.

We understand that some families may have questions about the student device program in the Upper School. On Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m in the Horn Theatre, we will be offering a special presentation to share details about the program. You and your child will also have the opportunity to interact with different kinds of devices with user consultants on deck to answer any questions. We recommend that you attend this event before making any device purchases.

Maria Johnson, Upper School Educational Technology Coordinator

Book References from Past Speakers

Jessica Lahey and The Gift of Failure

On Tuesday, November 19 the MPA Parenting Education Committee welcomed Jessica Lahey, who writes about teaching and parenting for the New York Times and The Atlantic Jessica spoke about her new book, The Gift of Failure: Why the Best Parents Let Their Kids Fail and How You Can Learn to Let Go. To learn more about the speaker, visit her blog at

During her speaking engagement, Jessica recommended the following books:
Daniel Pink, Drive
Edward Deci, Why We Do What We Do
Carol Dweck, MindSet
Wendy Grolnick, The Psychology of Parental Control and Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids
Ron Leiber's New York Times column and book in progress The Opposite of Spoiled
Vicki Hoefle, Duct Tape Parenting


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