St. Luke’s School to Co-host Parenting Discussion Sept. 18

data blogAugust 16, 2023

For many parents, it has never been more challenging to raise an adolescent son or daughter.

Peer pressure, social media influences, and the constant threats of drugs, alcohol, and vaping keep parents up at night as they try to guide their children through these formative and difficult years.

If you are the parent of an adolescent who is testing your resolve, join St. Luke’s School of New Canaan and the Stamford Jewish Community Center on Monday, September 18 for an open discussion about how you, the schools, and the communities where you live can work together to ensure your adolescent will thrive and succeed.

The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center (1035 Newfield Avenue in Stamford) and will be moderated by Dr. Mary Halpin Carter, the Head of St. Luke’s School, and Anne Liss Johnson, Associate Executive Director of the JCC. Parents and guardians of school-age children from throughout the area are welcome to attend what is sure to be a candid conversation between two seasoned mothers and veteran educators.

Some of the topics that Carter and Johnson will discuss include the distinct phases of a child’s development; how to bring calm to the storm; social media and other power struggles; why parenting is easier as a team sport; and any other subjects that are brought to the discussion by parents in attendance.

The event is free, but parents who plan to attend are asked to register here.

image of students smiling - from St Luke's School