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Parents (Toddler-8th grade)

What is The Spring Hill School’s Raising the Next Generation Series?

Parenting in the modern world is a tricky business; we have to help our children learn to navigate an increasingly unpredictable physical world while also guiding them on their journey through the virtual landscape of social media and the internet. While there has never been more research on child development and mindful parenting, it feels as if there has also never been less time to dig into all of these resources or even begin to know where to look for them. The Spring Hill School is dedicated to supporting families across our community as they embark on the pleasure and challenge of raising incredible children. Our new parent focused lecture series is designed to do just that!

The Spring Hill School’s Raising the Next Generation Speaker Series will bring experts in the fields of parenting and child development to help our community of parents learn and connect on topics of modern parenting. Some of the lectures will focus on parenting younger children while others will be designed to address the parenting of elementary and middle school students. We encourage parents to attend all of the lectures regardless of the age groups lectures focus on. The lectures are designed to speak to today's pressing parenting concerns, provide techniques for engaging more meaningfully with our children, and offer opportunities to share and learn from one another.

We hope this lecture series will foster new partnerships and connections, inspire parenting "Aha!" moments, friendships, and be a safe space to learn and to grow (because children are not the only ones growing and learning!) together. Join us as we dig into just what it takes to raise the next generation!

Each speaker will visit our school via Zoom or in-person for an hour-long interactive lecture experience with time for questions, comments, and opportunities to share.

Come enjoy two evenings of learning and connection with parents in our school community! Lectures will be offered on Tuesday evenings.

Dr Amanda Zelechoski

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Dr. Amanda Zelechoski (Check out the “Past Events” link to check out what we learned!) is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney, specializing in trauma. She is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training at Purdue University Northwest, where she conducts research on the impact of childhood trauma at the intersection of psychology, law, and public policy. She is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, has worked clinically with adults, children, and families, and provides training and consultation to numerous mental health, legal, educational, and child welfare agencies. Most importantly, she is a wife and mom of three young children, just trying to make sure her kids have clothes on when they bust into her virtual meetings.

Dr Lisa Damour

Tuesday, April 21st, 2022

Dr. Lisa Damour We are excited to welcome Dr. Lisa Damour as a guest speaker in our Raising the Next Generation series. Dr. Damour is a psychologist, author, columnist, and podcast host. Her work centers on child development with a focus on tweens and teens, exploring how we, as parents and educators, can support children’s mental health and wellbeing as they move through different stages. Dr. Lisa Damour is the author of two New York Times best selling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and serves on the Advisory Board for Parents magazine. Dr. Damour also maintains a private practice and consults and speaks internationally. Explore her books and podcast by clicking here!

Explore Past "Raising The Next Generation" Events

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Dr. Zelechoski visited The Spring Hill School in October of 2021 to guide parents through a discussion of pandemic parenting. Dr. Zelechoski is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney, specializing in trauma. She is also the co-founder of Pandemic Parenting, a research-based website offering resources and podcasts with experts to support parents through these unprecedented times. Check out Pandemic Parenting by here.

Dr. Zelechoski led us in an interactive lecture on pandemic parenting, exploring how parenting during this time has impacted us as parents and how the pandemic has affected the lives and mental health of our children. We explored how we can best support our children in the months and years to come and discussed ways to build their resilience and sustain their well being.

Here are some clips from the Pandemic Parenting podcast that explore common Pandemic Parenting questions: