Programs

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.

2017-18 PES Events

The Gift of Failure - September 13, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids
 
Brief summary: What's the best way to motivate students to own their education, learn deeply and durably, and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation, or motivation that comes from within. Jessica Lahey summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure. Finally, she explains how parents and educators can give students the support and encouragement they need in order to stay motivated over the long term. 

Ms. Lahey is a teacher, writer, and mom. She writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and the New York Times and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. She is a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ The Stinky and Dirty Show. Jessica earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons and teaches in Vermont.  
 
This event is free and open tothe public. Your registration is greatly appreciated - www.bouldercountryday.org/LaheyEvent.
October 4, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
  • Open to the public - all of Boulder County
  • Middle school students and families welcome
  • 70+ public, private, and boarding schools attending

The following local schools will be in attendance at this event:
Boulder High
Colorado Academy 
Dawson
Fairview 
Holy Family
Monarch
New Vista
Niwot
Regis Jesuit 
September School
Shining Mountain Waldorf
Silver Creek
Tara High School
Temple Grandin School
Watershed

List of boarding schools attending the event is coming soon.

2017-18 PES Schedule



How to Find Us

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.

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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.

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