Books, organizations and websites suggested by PCW speakers and Best Practices submissions

BALANCE

2015 Fall Speaker: Jessica Lahey, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. See also www.jessicalahey.com

2016 Spring Speaker: Brigid Schulte, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. See also http://www.brigidschulte.com/

2016 Best Practices Program: Finding the Right Balance: How Schools Encourage Students and Families to Discover and Maintain a Healthy Balance

2009 Best Practices Program: Students and Stress: Causes and Solutions

COMMUNICATION

2010 Best Practices Program: Parent Networking: Ways Schools Provide for Parents to Participate, Connect, and Communicate

2008 Best Practices Program: Going Green and Online Social Networking

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2014 Best Practices Program: Community Service: Its Purpose, Impact and Programs Within Our Schools

DISCIPLINE

2016 Fall Speaker – Dr. Tina Bryson – Resources Page

DIVERSITY

2011 Best Practices Program: Best Practices on Diversity

MINDFULNESS

2014 Spring Speaker: MINDS, Inc. : Using Mindfulness to Cultivate Resilience, Focus, and Compassion at Home and at School
See also Minds, Inc. – http://mindsincorporated.org/ and Slow Lunch – http://slow-lunch.com/

PARENTING

2013 Fall Speaker: Dr. Brad Sachs, The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied; The Good Enough Teen: Raising Adolescents with Love and Acceptance (Despite How Impossible They Can Be).
See also http://www.drbradsachs.com/

2012 Fall Speaker: Annie Fox, Teaching Kids to Be Good People: Progressive Parenting for the 21st Century.
See also http://www.anniefox.com/

SUCCESS

2015 Spring Speaker: Ron Lieber, The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart about Money.
See also http://ronlieber.com/

2014 Fall Speaker: Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.
See also http://www.quietrev.com/author/susan-cain/

2015 Best Practices Program: Re-thinking Success: How Schools Define, Recognize and Encourage Students’ Diverse Strengths

2012 Best Practices Program: Encouraging Kindness In Our Schools – How Schools Cultivate Kindness and Respond to Bullying

TECHNOLOGY

2013 Spring Speaker: “What Every Parent Should Know About Kids and Technology but Didn’t Know to Ask!”
See also https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

2013 Best Practices Program: The Use of 21st Century Technology in Our Schools: Peaks and Pitfalls