27 Nov

Deborah Roffman Workshop Follow-Ups

For those who attended the talks provided earlier this month by sexuality educator and author Deborah Roffman, and/or for those who could not make the events but would like further information on educating our children about sexuality, please visit these links, found on Deborah Roffman’s website http://sexandsensibility.net/, and also recommended by our Middle/Upper School Nurse, Sara Schulman:

  1. www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/opinion/letters/boys.html 
  2. thekojonnamdishow.org/2018/09/24/10-tips-talking-teenager-consent-sexual-boundaries
  3. http://sexandsensibility.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/updated-healthy-relationships-infographic.png

These and many other helpful parent resource links on mental health, recommended books, substance abuse, and more are available on the D-E School’s Parent Resources website here or go to https://www.d-e.org/page/academics/student-support-services/parent-resources

27 Nov

H.O.P.E. Winter Clothing Drive Underway

Middle and Upper School families are encouraged to support the Helping Out People Everywhere (H.O.P.E.) Club with their annual warm clothing drive to benefit local shelters. The drive is underway now through Thursday, Dec. 4; collection bins are located in the Umpleby Hall Lobby and also throughout Klein Campus Center.

27 Nov

PEP Talk Wednesday, Dec. 5: “Resilience & Self-Reliance”

The Parents’ Association (PA) Parent Education Committee is offering another “PEP” talk, this time on the topic of “developing our children’s self-reliance and resilience so that they may become the masters of their own destiny.” D-E Lower, Middle, and Upper School parents/guardians  all are invited to join in on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8:15 AM in Hulst House (located in Leggett Hall). 

D-E Parent Paolo Bettelli will help to facilitate the conversation, which aims to discuss whether over-parenting may be hindering our children’s ability to rise up to challenges, embrace opportunities and develop their own sense of purpose and self. 

In advance of this conversation parents are encouraged to check out resources provided by Ms. Bettelli (click here to view).

During this PEP talk, parents/guardians can expect to discuss strategies proposed by well-known authors on raising self-disciplined and resilient children, capable of meeting life’s challenges and of exercising their rights to  “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Questions about this and PA parent education initiatives in general may be directed by Email to Parent Ed. Committee Chair Erin Brown at: ehnb2000@gmail.com