Parenting Education - Parents Association - McDonogh School

Parenting Education

Each year, the McDonogh Parents Association (MPA) hosts a variety of parenting education events. Information about events and speakers is also shared in the bi-weekly electronic newsletter, Parent News


Street Drug Update: From Vaping to Opiates
Friday, November 8 at 12:00 p.m., Mullan Board Room
Mike Gimbel, Baltimore County's former "Drug Czar," has been working in treatment, education, and prevention for more than 30 years. He will focus his presentation on the facts and trends of teenage vaping, tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol. He will also share with parents how to find help. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP here. 

Bullies No More
Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m., Klein Lyceum

Is your child being bullied? Do you think your bossy child might have the makings of a bully? What is a parent supposed to do when they discover bullying behavior? How do we keep our kids safe online? Join us for Alyson Schafer's talk and learn how to bully-proof your kids and promote healing and restitution. This event is appropriate for parents of Lower, Middle, and Upper Schoolers.

Alyson Schafer is a family counselor, best-selling author, and internationally acclaimed parenting expert. Her style is fast, witty, warm, and engaging.

5 Simple Rules For Parents: How to Raise Gritty, Resilient, and Passionate People
May 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., Klein Lyceum
Harlan Cohen, a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and syndicated columnist will present on the topic: 5 Simple Rules For Parents: How to raise gritty, resilient, and passionate people. This event is appropriate for parents in Lower, Middle, and Upper School.  


Park School 2019-2020 Ellen Small Speaker Series
September 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Catherine Pearlman, Ph.D., LCSW, author of the book “Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction” Dr. Pearlman teaches frustrated, stressed-out parents that selectively ignoring certain behaviors can actually inspire positive changes in their kids. Sometimes, the whining, complaining, begging, and negotiating, can make parenting seem more like a chore than a pleasure. Geared towards parents of children age 2-18. This event is free and open to the public. 


Bryn Mawr School: How Girls Achieve 
October 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., The Bryn Mawr School, Centennial Hall
How Girls Achieve author Sally Nuamah will be speaking in advance of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools conference at the Bryn Mawr School. Dr. Nuamah will speak about her book, reaching achievement and creating feminist schools. Nuamah is a professor at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She is also the founder of an award-winning organization, the TWII Foundation, which provides scholarships for girls in Ghana to be the first in their families to go college.