What About Me?

By Dr. Kelly Moore, Director of Student Support Services

Eastside Prep is quite a different school than most of us attended. I find that many feel slightly envious that kids are getting to have such a rich experience and learning about things we wish we would have learned at their age.  Sure, we have a pile of books we are wanting to read but it isn’t the same as being part of a community of learners. To remedy this envy AND to build an adult community of learners among our parent body, we have decided to experiment with a parenting education series called The Neurobiology of Parenting.  It will be very similar to the book clubs we have hosted in the past in that we will meet in person three times this academic year (12/6, 2/2 and 4/18).  The twist will be an additional online component so that parents who are not able to attend the morning sessions might also be part of our learning community.  We will run this through CANVAS and will start next trimester.  Here are the details:

  • If you are interested, please sign up here: Neurobiology of Parenting Sign Up
  • We will then add you to a CANVAS course.
  • We will start with the book The Teenage Brain by Frances Jensen.  We will have a few copies available in the library by the end of next week.
  • Our first in-person meeting will take place December 6 at 8:30 am, – immediately following the PA coffee.
  • Beforehand, we can start discussions about the book on CANVAS, I will pose some guiding questions and may also post some additional resources there.  Again, even if you can’t make the in-person meetings, you are welcome to join the CANVAS course.
  • Requirements:  none.   There will be opportunities to contribute online and in person as much or as little as you like. The discussion will be much richer if you read the book but you will not be graded on the material.