Parents of ninth graders are invited to a forum designed to help navigate the challenging process of parenting a freshman. It will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Klein Lyceum (ground level of the Edward St. John Student Center). Michelle Kriebel, a wellness teacher, independent school consultant, and national presenter, will share stories and strategies to help you and your child navigate the remainder of freshman year. If you have any questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact Alex Gardner at email@example.com.
Join us for our first film of the 2016-2017 Cultural Diversity Film & Discussion Series on Friday, October 14 at 7pm. Free and open to the public. Discussion will follow the screening.Don’t Tell Anyone Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: she is undocumented. Angy arrived with her mother, fleeing violence, poverty, and civil war in their native Columbia. For 20 years they live in the shadows, struggling to stay afloat financially and avoid deportation while battling a complex and inequitable immigration system. “Don’t tell anyone” is a phrase whispered often and branded deeply on the consciousness of all who are undocumented.
Save the date for our future films. A description about each film can be found here.
November 11, 2016 White Like Me
January 20, 2017 He Named Me Malala
February 10, 2017 From This Day Forward
April 7, 2017 Not My Life
The Park Parents' Association welcomes Author Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D. as she discusses her book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public. For more details and to RSVP visit Big Disconnect. For a complete list of our upcoming speakers, please visit Speaker Series.
Join us for the seventh annual Robinson Health Colloquium featuring Dr. Lisa Damour PhD. In this talk, Dr. Damour will help parents understand why their teenager’s sometimes confusing and dramatic behavior is actually predictable and normal. She will explain the seven developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups and help parents form happier, healthier relationships with their daughters.
Lisa Damour, Ph.D. directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls and writes the Adolescence column for the New York Times’ Well Family online report. She serves as a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Damour maintains a private psychotherapy practice and also consults and speaks internationally. She is the author of numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development.
Her New York Times best selling book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, was released by Random House in February 2016. Untangled has been hailed by Dr. Michael Thompson as “the best description of the female adolescent journey that I have ever read” and by Dr. Madeline Levine as “mandatory reading.” A Denver native, Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and then worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has held fellowships from Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and from the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. Dr. Damour draws on years of clinical experience and the latest research to provide sound, practical guidance to girls as well as to their parents, teachers, and advocates.