Save the Date: Parent Education

On Tuesday, December 6th, The Summit is hosting a viewing of the webinar Gift of Failure at 2:00 pm in the Community Room on campus.  This webinar, presented by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS), features Jessica Lahey.

All Summit families are invited to attend the viewing from 2:00-3:00 pm and stay for discussion until carline at 3:30 pm. Please let us know if you can attend! If you can’t make it but are interested in accessing the recording, you may indicate that in the RSVP form as well. All are invited!

See below for a description of the webinar:

Modern parenting has become defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness. We all know parents who rush to school to deliver forgotten assignments, challenge teachers on disappointing report cards, mastermind their children’s friendships or interfere on the playing field. According to bestselling author, Jessica Lahey, “overparenting” has the potential to both ruin children’s confidence and undermine their education. By letting go and allowing children to learn how to solve problems on their own, we give them the tools to grow up to be self-reliant, confident, and successful adults. That’s the Gift of Failure. Jessica reminds us that teachers, and others who work with children, also teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight — important life skills that shape stronger futures. Lahey champions failure as a crucial element of long-term success while providing indispensable advice to parents for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, competitive sports, and more.

The Summit Preparatory School is a fully accredited, non-religious, private school offering a full-time seated independent education for students in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, and the greater Southwest Missouri area. Our preparatory school setting offers an enriching early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school curriculum in a supportive environment. We have state of the art facilities, highly-qualified teachers and staff, and a large range of educational programming. Interested in enrolling your child? Learn more about our admissions process.

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