Parent Education Program
Wednesday Mornings 8:30-9:30 AM in the Brundage Room (located in the Bondurant Library)
Parents' Forum is a time to come together with other parents from your grade level to share and discuss concerns, questions and observations you may have about your son and his adjustment to the school year. Whether you are new to SAA or have been here all ten years, adjustment is part of every school year.
Theresa Moore, LCSW, LPC school counselor, will present developmental information that is designed to help you and your child cope with the changes at hand and to provide a small group of like-minded parents where you can share your experiences and ideas as you navigate this stage of your child’s development.
Clint Dubose, our Head of School, will be joining the Parents Forum discussions this year. It is a great opportunity for you to get to know him better as well as to benefit from his life experience.
2019 Fall Schedule
|Pre-K-Kinder - Sept. 11th|
|School Adjustment: What to expect when the school year begins at this age. - Read related blog post|
|1st-2nd Grade - Oct. 2nd|
|Helping Children Cooperate|
|3rd-4th Grade - Sept. 18|
|Responsibility is Key to Success|
|5th-6th Grade - Oct. 16th|
|The Language of Encouragement|
|7th-8th Grade - Oct. 30th|
|Is your Son Socially/Emotionally Resilient?|
Every other Tuesday, beginning October 8th, 8:30 - 10:00 AM in Taylor Hall, Room #209
2019 Suggested Topics for Discussion
October 8: What is Social/Emotional Health?
October 22 - Speaker: Thelma Duffey, PhD “Bullying. The Difference Between Violence and Being Mean”
November 5: Open Discussion
November 19: Knowing yourself and your Parenting style.
December 3: Drugs/Alcohol/Vaping
December 17: Fantasy versus Reality
January 7: "Cyber Trends" - Jimmy Carter - Lawyer
January 21: Open Discussion
February 4: "Suicide and Mental Health" - Jill Thurber, PhD
February 18: Open Discussion
March 3: Endings and Beginnings
March 24: Last Class - Open Discussion
Please join us if you are interested in participating in a community of parents who are curious and willing to look at some difficult questions in raising children.
This class is designed to provide continuity of information and relevant discussion over a nine month school year. Discussion is based on topic, curiosity and need. The goal is look at the information that is available and to compare and contrast the pros and cons as they apply to you as a parent and to your family. We are all individuals whose thoughts and feelings either compliment what we want for our children or fight our implementation of what we want for our children.
There is always lots of laughter and support in these classes. You do not have to be at every class to participate. We will not be taking attendance!
Monday Mornings / January 6 & 13 and February 3 & 10 / 10:00-11:30 AM / Counselor's Office Taylor Hall, Room 209
This is a short, four session review of a specific parenting book. This year’s Book Study will be on how we communicate with our children and the impact this has on their willingness to engage, listen and respond.
This year's book is:
"The Yes Brain" by Dan Siegal, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
Past Book Studies include:
The Whole-Brain Child, by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson. PhD.
Parenting a Sensitive Child by Rob Pluke
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 by Debbi Silver
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Late, Lost and Unprepared by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D. and Laurie Dietzel, Ph.D.
Raising Confident Boys by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
The First Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell