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.

Most events are open to the public and all are free or require a minimal fee. Please review the schedule below and come join us.

Kate Fagan on The Purpose of Youth Sports and How Parents Can Support Their Athletes

May 15, 2024 from 6:00-7:30pm in person

Today’s youth face a much different athletics experience than prior generations. From a different level of parental involvement to the ‘always-on’ pressure that social media creates, today’s athletes face the mounting pressures of our performance culture.

Kate Fagan has been speaking on the experience of the female athlete and the mental health concerns generated by today’s achievement focused youth sports environment and how coaches, parents, and caring adults can lean into the positive and be mindful of the harmful. Ms. Fagan is a sportscaster, an Emmy-award winning journalist, and the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, WHAT MADE MADDY RUN, which takes a closer look at the inside life of a successful young athlete whose life ended in suicide. 

Ms. Fagan also candidly documented her own journey of self discovery as an athlete and an individual in writing of her journey to accept herself through coming to terms with who she is when everyone around her was telling her she was wrong in her memoir, THE REAPPEARING ACT. Ms. Fagan is also a former CU Women’s Basketball teammate of BCD’s very own, Randie Wirt.

Ms. Fagan will share insights from her personal and professional experiences and bolster parents in their role as supporters of athletes of all genders in the real goal of youth sports. 

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Resource List from prior PES events

Whole Family Resilience presented by Dr. Deb Sorensen - February 2021

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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