Webinars are complimentary for member school parents. Non-member charge is $50 per webinar. Sign up steps are below.
Please click on the titles below to learn more, and to register.
Parent Webinar Recordings
Parenting for Good
with David Streight
There are five parenting practices that have been shown to maximize the chances of raising a “good” child. “Good” in this context refers to a child who has a conscience, who develops moral reasoning skills, and who is both empathetic and altruistic. In this 40-minute webinar, CSEE Senior Scholar David Streight will explain these five practices with practical examples, and put them in the context of the general moral development work that CSEE does with schools. Original air date: January 28, 2016 - 5:30pm EST
Family Matters: Raising Healthy, Resilient Children in Challenging Times
with Robert Evans, Ed.D.
As the pace of life accelerates, as media influences intensify, and as the future grows less predictable, parents find it harder to know how to raise children of character, caring, and competence, how to resist negative influences in the surrounding culture, how to help foster strength and resilience in children. Dr. Rob Evans, a clinical and organizational psychologist and the Executive Director of The Human Relations Service, will outline key dilemmas in raising children and adolescents today and offer concrete suggestions for successful coping at home and school. Read more about Rob Evans and his presentation here. Original air date: February 18, 2016 - 4pm EST
How to Talk to Kids About Sex
with Debbie Roffman
In this hour-long webinar, sexuality educator, consultant and author Debbie Roffman will discuss how to talk to your kids about sex. Debbie will have three sessions, each focusing on a different age group. Read more about Debbie and her presentations here: Lower School Age, Middle School Age, Upper School Age.
Addressing Middle School Children (original air date: 4/18/2016)
Addressing Upper School Children (original air date: 4/19/2016)
Addressing Lower School Children (original air date: 5/2/16)
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Parenting in the Digital Age
with Jenni Voorhees
Jenni Voorhees, Academic Technology Coordinator at Sidwell Friends School, will walk parents through how to talk to their kids about digital citizenship and safety online. Jenni will have two sessions, one geared toward working with lower and middle school-aged kids, and one geared toward working with upper school-aged kids. Read more about Jenni and her presentations here: Lower and Middle School Age, Upper School Age.
Addressing Lower and Middle School Children (original air date 4/13/2016)
Addressing Upper School Children (original air date 4/14/2016)
How do parents from CSEE member schools sign up?
- Each member school has a unique "invitation url" that can be sent out to their parents to create user accounts and register for webinars at their convenience. Please contact your school to get this url.
- Is your school a member? Check here.
How do non-members sign up?
- Click on the "register to attend live event" or "watch the recording of the event" above. Registration is simple, and the cost is $50 per webinar.
More Resources for Parents
Parenting for Character: Five Experts, Five Practices
This book features short, accessible chapters by five of North America's leading child development researchers: Diana Baumrind, Marvin W. Berkowitz, Thomas Lickona, Larry P. Nucci and Marilyn Watson. More info here.
Good Things to Do: Expert Suggestions for Fostering Goodness in Kids
Several of the foremost names in child development and education offer their practical wisdom for helping young people grow in goodness, compassion, understanding, development of the spirit, and more. More info here.
Breaking Into the Heart of Character
Breaking into the Heart of Character focuses on our ability to catalyze internal motivation, social growth and moral climates in both schools and families. The material in this book aims at the heart of the matter, where the desire to “do good” resides, where self-regulation is the norm, where both academic and character motivation take root. More info here.
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