January 17, 2017

7:00 PM
WHS Auditorium

Raising Caring and Respectful Children: Parenting in the Post-Election Climate.

It doesn't matter on which side of the fence you sit, the one thing we can all agree upon is that our recent election has been the most uncivil in modern history.

Rick Weissbourd, of

Making Caring Common, will discuss ways in which parents can focus on raising caring and respectful children during this current divisive climate.


Dr.. Weissbourd will help parents guide children in:


-Making caring for others a priority


-Developing empathy, including those different from them


-Promoting justice


-Challenging bias constructively


Dr. Richard Weissbourd, author of the book, The Parents We Mean To Be, is a psychologist and senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Kennedy School and a Founder of Making Caring Common. Dr. Weissbourd's work focuses on how parents can raise more caring and ethical children.


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November 2, 2016

7:00 PM

WHS Auditorium


New York Times Columnist, Educator and Best-Selling Author, Jessica Lahey, will discuss her latest book,

The Gift of Failure

How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed


Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems.


Ms. Lahey provides a path toward solutions and most importantly sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures.


Co-sponsored with the Winchester Coalition For A Safer Community


November 2, 2016,

7:00 PM

WHS Auditorium



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