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Parent Education Events

Get Support Through Parent Education

We know parenting can be life’s toughest job and we’re here to support you in this role. With the Parent Education Network (PEN), we bring expert speakers to campus to help you navigate these years of your child’s growth and development. Please join us this year at these parent ed events!

PEN Event: Moving from Coping to Adaptation: Parenting in the Context of COVID-19

Wednesday, January 27, 9 a.m. via Zoom 

Dr. Lisa Damour
blends years of experience with the latest research developments to provide sound, practical guidance to children and adolescents as well as their parents, teachers, and advocates.
In this virtual session, Dr. Damour will address how we manage our current parenting challenges - both in terms of everyday concerns as well as difficulties caused by the pandemic. Her presentation will cover a range of topics, including: social anxieties, academic motivation, family friction, screen time, the disruption of key rites of passage, and how to talk with kids of all ages about inclusion and belonging at the individual and societal level.
Dr. Damour is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association and is a best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and regular contributor to CBS News. She maintains a private practice, is a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, serves as the Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, and co-hosts the popular podcast Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting.

Book Club with Josh: “Range”

Wednesday, February 24, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. via Zoom
What do parenting, business, education and sports have in common?  The successful path in any of these domains, may not be what you think…
In his book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,” David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.
In Epstein’s book, he proposes that there are two types of problems in the world, kind and wicked. Kind problems follow predictable patterns; whereas “in wicked domains, the rules of the game are often unclear or incomplete, there may or may not be repetitive patterns and they may not be obvious, and feedback is often delayed, inaccurate, or both.” In the last year, there is no doubt that the world has been facing a wicked problem.
Since its beginnings, Graland has been committed to graduating students who will go on to solve the world’s next wicked problem. In “Range,” David Epstein provides direction on how to foster those types of problem-solvers. Josh Cobb will lead a book club discussing Range and how it reflects Graland’s past, present and future vision of education. This event is hosted by the Parent Education Network (PEN).

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.