A few days ago, the Marysville Parenting Examiner received an email release from Parent Map. There is an upcoming Lecture Series that would definitely be worth attending. This event is going to be held at the Seattle Town Hall and is a ticketed event. Here is details from the email:
For Immediate Release
February 27, 2013
Contact: Jo Gubas
How Do Kids Balance It All In Today's Culture of Competition?
The Resilient Student, by Denise Pope, Ph.D.
Thursday March 14th, Town Hall Seattle
It's no secret that today's kids are growing up in a fast-paced, stressed-out environment.
The pressure to succeed can be overwhelming: homework, sports, grades, tests, and then college applications. This high-pressure, challenging school culture can have long-lasting effects on the health, happiness and emotional stability of children and teens.
Dr. Denise Pope, leading expert on academic stress, senior lecturer at the Stanford University's School of Education and author of the award-winning book Doing School, comes to Seattle to offer parents and educators strategies to help students reduce school stress without sacrificing achievement and college goals.
This would be a great lecture for parents that are busy with hectic lives and have students involved with all types of extra-curricular activities. The ability to manage one's time, handle and cope with stress, and to be able to develop a sense of being without extending one self is a life long goal and necessity.
Here is more information about this event:
The Resilient Student explores ways to ensure kids are not denied the time and energy they need to develop important skills for success – the ability to be independent, adaptable, ethical, and motivated, critical thinkers.
Recent controversy surrounding school testing is raising important questions about the focus at school. What about the focus at home? What role can parents play in helping their kids stay on track and engaged in learning?
In this presentation, you will learn:
- How students today are coping--or not--with the academic pressure they face
- The latest research on effective homework practices and what parents can do to ease homework strain
- Current research on academic integrity issues and how to promote a culture of honesty at home and at school
- Ways to reduce school stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement
- How to work with your child to choose a healthy schedule in and outside of school
- Strategies to increase resilience, creativity, critical thinking and well-being
Parents today need to equip their parental tool bag with such strategies to ensure their children develop to their fullest potential and this lecture series will provide the necessary tools.