Head of School Teri Schrader had the privilege of being an invited guest on “Parenting Beyond the Headlines”, a podcast hosted by author, educational leader, and current Watkinson trustee Amy Alamar. The most current podcast episode, released on September 10, focuses on the importance of the middle school years, see a trailer here.
Alamar describes, “Our podcast is dedicated to helping families understand what’s going on in the news and how it affects their family and how to talk about it with their family. Of course we are in the back-to-school swing of things, and this topic is so crucial – parents and students often think “ugh” when it comes to middle school, and we want to support families in embracing the challenges by better understanding them. We also wanted to help highlight the beauty and importance of these years, with the rise of anxiety and depression in teens, this is the moment to support our kids and try to understand the magic in their development.”
This podcast is a wonderful introduction to the panel discussion Watkinson is hosting on October 16 at the Children’s Museum in West Hartford, entitled “Middle School Years: Myths, Realities, and What a Parent Can Do”.