Parent Education

Campbell Hall’s Parent Education Speaker Series programs brings together parents and other members of the school community with experts in a variety of fields to engage in timely, thought-provoking discussions that inform and enrich our relationships with ourselves and the children under our care. Participants should expect to take away with them important information, a stronger sense of community, and at times, a completely new perspective. 

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  • The Pressure to be Perfect

    Vicki Hoefle
    January 15, 2019
    7 PM / Lower Gym
    Vicki Hoefle is a child development expert, parenting coach, and author of Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids. Her presentation will focus on the increased levels of stress, anxiety, pressure to perform, and thoughts of self-harm reported by children and teens. Adolescence has always been a more stressful and challenging time for kids than toddlerhood. If we add to this hovering and micro-managing parenting, the current economic and social climate, and the constant stimuli of their handheld technology we have created a perfect storm. The good news is that as parents we can work with our children and teens to fortify them with skills and insight, so they will walk into this time in their lives with confidence and enthusiasm. Join us to learn a simple parenting philosophy with real-life steps you can take now to strengthen the relationship with your children, foster independence, facilitate mutual respect, personal accountability, and resiliency as you lovingly guide your children toward adulthood.


Contact Us

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  • Sarah Huss

    Director of Human Development & Parent Education

    Aileen Cawley
    Parent Education Hospitality Chair

Parent Resources

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  • Kids + Technology

    Check out the Parent Resources on the topic of Kids + Technology from the 9/20 Parents' Association meeting.
2018-19 EVENTS

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  • The Dangers of Silence

    Clint Smith
    February 12, 2019
    7 PM / Garver Gym
    Mr. Smith will address all secondary students the same day.

    Clint Smith is an acclaimed writer, award-winning teacher, and Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. His debut collection of poems Counting Descent was published in 2016 by Write Bloody Publishing. It won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. As a researcher and poet, Clint’s work lies at the intersection of art and social science, creating a unique lens through which to think about American social stratification. Clint discusses the ideas of silence and empathy—both on a macro and micro level context. What are the historical silences that have shaped the landscape of our country and often go unacknowledged? What are the interpersonal silences that we perpetuate with our complicity? In what ways is our empathy towards people often contingent on the identity of those individuals? In this talk, Clint helps us to understand and address how families and students are deeply affected by their everyday experiences in this age of political and social tumult. Clint shares personal stories to illuminate how we as individuals can all recognize the power of our voice to create a stronger community.



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  • Fatherhood Dialogue

    Dr. Gary Groch
    October 2, 2018
    During this fun and interactive evening among fathers of students in elementary, middle and high schools, psychologist Dr. Gary Groch led an important conversation about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Dr. Groch is a psychologist with a thriving practice in the San Fernando Valley and has helped thousands of children and families over the course of his 4 decades - long career. He has also served as consulting psychologist for Campbell Hall since 1991.

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  • Teens & Sex: Navigating from Shame and Regret to Integrity and Joy in a Complicated Landscape

    Peggy Orenstein
    October 9, 2018
    Ms. Orenstein addressed our students and faculty on the same day.

    An internationally-acclaimed expert on the challenges facing girls–and their parents–as they come of age in today’s culture, Peggy Orenstein, author of Don’t Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life, will provide a clear-eyed picture of the new sexual landscape girls and boys face in high school through college and reveals how they’re negotiating it.
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  • How Pornography is Impacting Middle School Students’ Healthy Development

    Dr. Gail Dines
    October 16, 2018
    Eleven is now the average age that children first view pornography. Eighty-eight percent of the most popular porn scenes depict violence against women. Our children are growing up in a culture where access to pornography is easy and free and its messages are infiltrating every corner of our children’s identities and relationships. We, as parents and educators, must learn the information and skills we need to help raise children who are “porn-resilient,” a term she describes as being able to avoid the harmful effects of pornography.
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  • Un-Selfie: Developing Moral Intelligence in Children & Teens

    Michelle Borba
    November 6, 2018
    Dr. Borba addressed elementary faculty on the same day.

    Dr. Michelle Borba is an educational psychologist and internationally recognized expert in bullying, character development, child behavior, and empathy. Author of 22 parenting and educational books including Unselfie: Why empathetic kids succeed in our all-about-me world and End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy, Dr. Borba aims tohelp strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty.
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