events, resources, and helpful links for Aspen Country Day School parents and friends
How it works
Step 1: Register for the webinar at a link you’ll receive in ParentSquare. Then watch the one-hour webinar either live on Zoom, or later as a recording.
Step 2: Mark your calendar for an in-person followup discussion on campus, guided by ACDS educators. Sort of like a book club.
Here are the sessions – Join ONE or all!
Session 2: How to Raise a Self-driven Child
Resources for this session
- sign up to view the webinar – link coming in ParentSquare
- check out this excellent podcast series from author Ned Johnson
- read “The Case for the Self-Driven Child” – article
- RSVP for the in-person followup session – date coming in ParentSquare
“We really can’t control our kids — and doing so shouldn’t be our goal. Our role is to teach them to think and act independently, so that they will have the judgement to succeed in school and, most important, in life… our aim is to move away from a model that depends on parental pressure to one that nurtures a child’s own drive. That’s what we mean by the self-driven child.”author Ned Johnson
Coming Later this school year
- Session 3: January 17: A Tour Through Your Child’s Brain: Development, Technology & Learning with Jared Horvath, neuroscientist, author & educator
- Session 4: February 13: Talking to Youth about Heated Topics with Rosetta Lee of Seattle Girls’ School
- Session 5: March 5: Growing Up in Public: Milestones of Growing Up in the Digital Age with Devorah Heitner, author & consultant
- Session 6: April 15: Raising Resilient Children with Cheri Glucoft Wong, family therapist & author
Resources from the September webinar/discussion about “Voice Lessons”
- Wendy Mogul’s “Nature vs. Nurture” podcast
- Same author, another book: Blessings of a B Minus, Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers
- Same author, most famous book: The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Timeless Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children