On Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. Brookwood School proudly welcomes best-selling author Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist specializing in play therapy and parenting skills and author of The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, to share simple, effective strategies that build connection through fun, play, and empathy. Whether it's the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging for children.
Glen Urquhart School, the independent, K-8 school in Beverly Farms, welcomes the community to a free screening of “Beyond Measure,” the documentary follow-up to the award-winning “Race to Nowhere.” The event will be held at the GUS campus, in the upper school, on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. “Beyond Measure” follows public schools across the country as they take matters into their own hands, innovating from the inside. By spotlighting success stories, “Beyond Measure” shows that it is possible to rise above America’s toxic, and anxiety-provoking, achievement fixation and build a richer, more empowering, and student-centered education culture from the ground up.
Angst is a documentary that looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety, and what they’ve learned about their experiences. The film also includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as resources and tools that offer hope.
Following the screening, we will host a discussion group led by Waldorf parent and psychotherapist, Matt Stella; and our own Cyber Civics teacher, Dirk Tiede.
The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board hosts a dialog about the modern day working family dynamic, the challenges we face and, techniques that 21st Century families can discuss and implement.
Dr. Pruett & Dr. Maypole - Members of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board speak about The Goddard curriculum methodology as well as the Refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided for current enrolled families only.
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm presents a lecutre by Kim John Payne based on his book The Soul of Discipline. The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance - from Toddlers to Teens.
On Tuesday, March 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm., Kim John Payne will lead a lecture entitled Discipline: Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World, hosted by Waldorf School at Moraine Farm.
The lecture, based on Kim John Payne’s book, The Soul of Discipline, will explore how to set firm but loving limits that expand as a child grows from toddler to teen. Kim will offer strategies that parents and educators can use at home and in the classroom.
Registration is open to the public for a fee of $10.
In her one-hour presentation, award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and Executive Director of MEDIAGIRLS, Michelle Cove, will share with parents how and why mainstream media pushes this story of perfect, and what we as parents and educators can do to help our kids strike back.
The Gloucester Lyceum & Children's Services of the Sawyer Free Library presents Believing in Families - Our Community Supports Autism. A panel discussion with Autism Eats, Northeast ARC and Recreation Education Center of Peabody. Presentations from area organization that support families with autistic children.