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.

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.

"like" the film

Viewing on October 24th or 25th and discussion on October 27th

A documentary about finding balance in our digital world. https://www.indieflix.com/like

We will offer a viewing window on October 24th & 25th for registrants to view the film, Like, on their own via remote access. On the following, Wednesday, October 27th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, we will provide a group discussion led by Boulder-based psychotherapist, Deb Rubin via Zoom.

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Ms. Rubin has worked with the BCD community on several events in the past and is highly regarded for her work. https://www.debrubin.com/. Detail for the Zoom conversation will be sent to registrants after the film is viewed.

the ‘Nine Year Old Change'

November 2, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Deborah Rubin, will be join us on Zoom  to present the ‘Nine Year Old Change.’ This parenting session will cover the developmental and psychological changes specific to the 9 year change. One of the biggest themes is that children revisit the push pull dynamic (similar to the 2 year change), but at 9 it is a lot more complicated. A lot is happening in their little brains. Some of the changes are very subtle and when parents can be prepared and knowledgeable about what is happening, it can help parents not take things so personally; it can be very comforting for parents to know they are not alone. Ms. Rubin will seek to clarify the normalcy of some of the behaviors children display and give some tips on how to make this phase more compassionate for all involved.

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Mindful Parenting

November 10, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30pm via Zoom

Mindful Parenting: Attitudes and techniques for being more present and less stressed as a parent.
 
Mindfulness is a simple concept––bringing a non-judgmental awareness to the present moment, exactly as it is.  It is so simple that it can be difficult to put into practice. When we lose our ability to be fully present, default to habits of reactivity, and allow ourselves to be hijacked by emotions, the quality of our life and of our interactions with our children is negatively impacted.
 
In this workshop we will explore the view and purpose of training in mindfulness, the methods of stabilizing attention and bringing awareness to body, thoughts, and emotions, and the potential results of incorporating mindfulness into parenting.
 
Janet Solyntjes, MA, is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher offering courses in Colorado since 2000 and has been leading mindfulness meditation retreats in the U.S. and internationally for over 25 years. She supports mindfulness teachers-in-training through online study groups and individual mentoring and has been on the faculty of Naropa University, the Center for Mindfulness, the Engaged Mindfulness Institute, and Mindful Leader.

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The Parenting Benefits of an 80/80 Relationship

December 1, 2021 from 6:00-7:30pm via Zoom

BCD parents and authors of the New York Times Editors’ Choice book The 80/80 Marriage, Kaley Klemp and Dr. Nate Klemp, will share their framework, developed from over 100 interviews, for maintaining a healthy relationship and the parenting benefits that will follow. https://www.8080marriage.com/

Parenting with Identity in Mind

January 25, 2022 from 6:00pm-7:30pm via Zoom

Since 2004, Rosetta Lee of Seattle Girls School, has been a diversity speaker in addition to being a faculty member. She trains on a number of topics, including cross cultural communication, identity development, implicit and unconscious bias, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, and bullying in schools.

"angst" the film

February 8, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm via Zoom

Angst is an iNDIEFLIX Original documentary to raise awareness about anxiety.
https://www.indieflix.com/angst

We will offer a viewing window on February 6th & 7th for registrants to view the film on their own via remote access. On the following, Tuesday, February 8th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, we will provide a group discussion led by Boulder-based psychotherapist, Deb Rubin via Zoom.

Registration coming soon.

Ms. Rubin has worked with the BCD community on several events in the past and is highly regarded for her work. https://www.debrubin.com/. Detail for the Zoom conversation will be sent to registrants after the film is viewed.

"The Upstanders" the film

March 8, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm via Zoom

The Upstanders is an iNDIEFLIX Original documentary about resilience, and the power of connection to end bullying. www.indieflix.com/education/upstanders

We will offer a viewing window on March 6th & 7th for registrants to view the film on their own via remote access. On the following, Tuesday, March 8th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, we will provide a group discussion led by Boulder-based psychotherapist, Deb Rubin via Zoom.

Registration coming soon.

Ms. Rubin has worked with the BCD community on several events in the past and is highly regarded for her work. https://www.debrubin.com/. Detail for the Zoom conversation will be sent to registrants after the film is viewed.

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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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 their own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, engaging academics 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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