Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Science of Emotion: Dacher Keltner

The first of our Seven Hills School Parent Lecture Series events was a tremendous success! As parents, neighbors and friends of the school exited Hunt Hall, the refrains were resoundingly positive: “I could listen to him all day.” “I’d love him … Continue reading

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NPR and a conversation about Overparenting.

There is plenty of room for adjustment on all sides here. Schools and parents DO need to work together. I feel sure that we could definitely improve how we think about autonomy for students from all angles. NPR: Overparenting?

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KQED’s Mindshift on the Teen Brain…

Adolescence is a tornado of change: Not only is it the period of fastest physical change in life – aside from infancy I often quote statistics about developmental changes in the middle school years: people change more between 10 and 15 than … Continue reading

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How girls sometimes choose to hurt each other…

Having attended and worked at all girls schools, I have enjoyed the research out that uncovers how women need to support each other and that we need to model what we do in front of girls. We can be each … Continue reading

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Are we sending the right messages about what’s important?

After all, college admissions is a beginning, not an ending. This is a serious and honest piece about the damage we unwittingly inflict on children when we focus on the immediate outcome, rather than the long term journey… I think … Continue reading

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Boston Globe on Parenting

The proliferation of articles and blog posts on parenting and fears of parents lead me to the obvious and inevitable conclusion that we, as parents, are too consumed with our children as our bumper stickers. Life is messy, and our … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Ed by Tony Schwartz on distraction and attention

I had the opportunity to learn first-hand from Tony Schwartz, who spoke at a Head’s Conference in New York a few years ago., I have been intrigued by  The Energy Project ever since. Enjoy! New York Times Op-Ed by Tony Schwartz … Continue reading

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