Parent Resource Links

Independent Schools

Neuroscience and Education

General Parenting

  • Challenge Success – an organization based at Stanford whose goal is to provide schools and families with the information and strategies they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for their kids.  Speaker series, parenting workshops and many other resources.
  • Empowering Parents – a site with articles on different child behaviors and general parenting advice.
  • Common Sense Media – a site dedicated to providing trustworthy information, education, and an independent voice on media and technology.

Recommended Reading

The Gardner and the Carpenter, by Alison Gopnik
How the Body Knows Its Mind, by Sian Beilock
How To Raise An Adult, by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Overloaded and Underprepared, by Denise Pope, Maureen Brown, and Sarah Miles
Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Businesses for the 21st Century, by Cathy Davidson
All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, by Jennifer Senior
Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, by Emily Bazelon
Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids, by Vicki Hoefle
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character, by Paul Tough
Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success, by Madeline Levine, PhD
World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, by Yong Zhao
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, by John Ratey and Eric Hagerman
The Whole-Brain Child, by Dr. Dan Siegel
Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, by Michael Thompson

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