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Parent Education

When parents are excited and eager to learn, so are their children. Sacred Heart’s Parent Education Program provides parents with opportunities to grow, connect and discover, so their children will thrive both in school and in family life.

2021-22 Events



Family Action Network (FAN) Parent Ed

We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation
Monday, September 20, 2021, 7:00 PM Central

Eric Garcia, Senior Washington correspondent at The Independent and author of We’re Not Broken.
Steve Silberman, Award-winning science writer and author, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.

What Do You Say? How to Talk With Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 7:00 PM Central

William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist and Founder, The Stixrud Group
Ned Johnson, Author, Speaker, and Founder, PrepMatters

Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Way
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sarah  Stein Greenberg is the executive director of Stanford's Hassno Plattner Institute of Design (the ""), the birthplace of "design thinking."
Liz Gerber, Ph.D. (FAN '13), professor of mechanical engineering and computer science, Northwestern University; faculty founder of Design for America. Co-director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design.

Traumatized: Identify, Understand, and Cope with PTSD and Emotional Stress
Monday, October 4, 2021

Kati Morton, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Santa Monica, CA. Her YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers and has garnered over 80 million views. First book was Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health.

Baby Unplugged: One Mother's Search for Balance, Reason, and Sanity in the Digital Age
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Sophie Brickman, writer, reporter and editor based in New York City. Former chef at Gramercy Tavern. BA from Harvard. Baby, Unplugged is her first book.

Music is History
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Questlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson), five-time Grammy Award-winning musician, member of The Roots (which now serves as the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author. Direcotr of this summer's smash hit Summer of Soul about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Jeff Selingo has written about higher education for more than two decades and is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. Co-host of the podcast "FutureU."

Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Dawn Turner, award-winning journalist and novelist, and former columnist and reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Former Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard, and a former fellow at the Institute of Politics at the U. of C.

An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional
Tuesday, November 4, 2021

Rainsford Stauffer, writer, author, and 28-year-old Kentuckian, An Ordinary Age was named one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2021 by Esquire Magazine.

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Friday, November 19, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones,  Knight Chair in Race and Journalism, Howard University. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for The New York Times. 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Co-founder, Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Journalism.

How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Laurie Rosenwald, New York City-based illustrator, artist, designer, and book creator whose work is a mix of collage, drawing, painting, and storytelling. Author of New York Notebook, All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem, and And to Name Just a Few: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue.

The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook: 125 Homegrown Recipes from the Hills of New England
Thrusday, December 2, 2021

Elisa Spungeon Bildner and Robert Bildner, married co-authors highlighting the agricultural community of the Berkshires. Includes profiles of the farmers, chefs, restaurant owners, and purveyors. And lots of wonderful recipes!

Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Daniel Lieberman, Ph.D.,  Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. Focuses on the evolution of human physical activity.

Parent Education Forums are organized by Sacred Heart Schools’ Leadership Team, School Counselors and Institutional Advancement Department.


Contact Heather Yap, Institutional Advancement Associate, for more information or to RSVP for events.