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What We Do
Parent Education brings speakers to the Weston School community. We organize and sponsor seminars by speakers who are experts in topics of interest to parents throughout the year. The committee coordinates all the logistics and promotions related to these events. Interested candidates may contact the Chair or Co-Chair to discuss future speaker and volunteer opportunities.
Jessica Lahey Video
In September, we were thrilled to welcome Jessica Lahey, author and educator, who spoke about her recently published book, “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.” To watch the video click here.
What's happening now...
October 27th, 2016 at 7:00pm
Dr. Judith Owens speaking on "The ABC's of ZZZ's: What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Importance of Sleep in Kids and Teens"
Please join us on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Weston High School Media Center as we welcome Judith Owens, MD, MPH, to the first Weston PTO Parent Education Series of the year. Dr. Owens is the Director of Sleep Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and a faculty member in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is an internationally-recognized authority on pediatric sleep and the author of over 150 original research and review articles in peer-review journals, chapters, and books on the topic. Her research interests include the neurobehavioral and health consequences of sleep problems in children, sleep health education, and cultural and psychosocial issues impacting sleep. Dr. Owens received the AASM Excellence in Education Award in 2006 and the AASM Mark. O. Hatfield Public Policy Advocacy Award in 2012. She is on the Governing Council of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and is the Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She was the lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics 2014 Policy Statement on healthy school start times.
This event is free and open to the public.
November 2, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carl Honore speaking on "Importance of Slow Parenting"
March 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
Dr. Alice Domar speaking on "Be Happy Without Being Perfect: How to Worry Less and Enjoy Life More"
*All will be held in Weston High School Media Center