Parent Education Series

The BCD Parent Education Series offers free, public presentations designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world. Speakers and topics are selected based on current relevance to children and parents. Past topics include: Media and Internet Safety, Understanding the Gifted & Talented personality, Healthy Eating Habits, and Anti-Bullying. All Parent Education Series events are free and open to the public. Please review our schedule and come join us.

upcoming 2017-18 PES Events

Teaching Resiliency - February 21st from 8:15am - 9:30am

A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships: Building Resiliency 
We are not born with an inherent understanding of how to manage stress. This is something we learn from watching those around us manage their own stress and through this observation, develop our own tendencies. These tendencies are patterned responses to stress and anxiety and are far more changeable than we often realize. Stress management and distress tolerance are challenging for many of us, not just for young people. In this presentation, we will discuss how stress affects our brains and bodies and how to begin speaking more openly about these challenges in a way that will create space for young people to feel safe joining in that conversation. We will also talk about effective strategies to downshift our nervous systems and to manage stress and anxiety through engagement, rather than distraction, as well as the difference between settling down and settling in.

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Jenny Hecht of Karuna Healing is an LCSW with a passion for supporting the specific social-emotional needs of gifted individuals, particularly the existential dilemma many face beginning at a very young age. Her work with gifted individuals extends to consultation and support for educational professionals who work with this population as well as workshops for gifted youth. She has presented at many conferences (CAGT, SENG, Beyond Giftedness, PEN Stress and Anxiety Event) and has been invited to speak in communities throughout Colorado. Her practice focuses on strengthening the distress tolerance skills of those whom she works with through mindfulness practice and supportive examination of the thought patterns that are limiting each individual's potential.  Jenny is the owner of Karuna Healing, LLC, a private psychotherapy practice through which she offers consultation. She is also a yoga teacher in Lafayette where she lives with her husband, Ethan and her 11-year-old daughter, Emma. Visit for additional information.   

Let's Talk About Sex - April 26th from 8:15am - 10:00am

Boulder Women's Health will present on how to talk about sex with your child. This presentation is geared towards BCD parents of both boys and girls ages 4th grade and higher.
Open to BCD parents only.

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How to Find Us

2017-18 PES Schedule

Resource List from prior PES events

BCD Faculty share ideas on how to Bring Responsive Classroom Home.

Presentation by Brian Dino
, Media Program Coordinator of Common Sense Media on social media, cell phone use, and internet safety.

Video of Dr. Dan Siegel's presentation on the Adolescent Mind.

Boulder Country Day School    4820 Nautilus Court North • Boulder, Colorado 80301 • Phone - 303.527.4931 • After-hours x229 •
Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top-rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.