BCD is excited to offer a Parent Education Series program this year. BCD will host public gatherings, most often in the evening, most every month designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world. All Parent Education Series events are open to the public.
Boulder Country Day Parent Education Series presents
on September 22nd at 6:30pm.
Better Understanding the Very Distinct Experiences of Gifted Children
Dr. Patty is a nationally recognized licensed psychologist who has worked holistically with thousands of gifted and profoundly gifted children, adolescents, and adults for three decades. She has helped parents, educators, and administrators understand and accept the multifaceted inner world, needs, and concerns of gifted individuals. She is a Senior Fellow for the Institute of Educational Advancement, which serves profoundly gifted youth through various programs including Yunasa, a holistic summer camp, and is consultant to Boulder Country Day School.
Parents can be overwhelmed by the demands and multi-faceted needs of their gifted children. Dr. Patty’s sensitive and reassuring presentation style, coupled with her vast and intimate knowledge of the inner workings of gifted children and families, creates an experience that changes the lives of participants. Incorporating three decades of experience working with thousands of gifted and profoundly gifted children and adults, Dr. Patty caringly responds to parents spoken and unspoken concerns with thorough, concise and practical holistic information. She sensitively weaves tools and strategies that enhance individual and family health and well-being, and provides guidance that calms parental angst and leads families in a positive direction.
Dr. Colleen Ryan, Physician with Foundation Health of Boulder
on October 8th at 6:30pm
Nutrition and Your Children: Creating a Balance of Optimal Health and an Empowered Eater
There is so much information about healthy eating out there and so many ‘experts’ contradict each other. As parents, how can we navigate the maze of information to raise informed and empowered eaters?
Dr. Colleen Ryan, a family practice physician with Foundation Health, will discuss the importance of empowering your child to make healthy eating choices, how to avoid power struggles regarding food, and some tips for how to make eating healthy fun. She’ll review the basics of how to encourage your children to “eat the rainbow” (and we don’t mean m&m’s, Skittles, or Lucky Charms) and will delve deep into a discussion about the right choices for your children’s nutrition. Some topics will include phytochemicals; glucose and fructose; healthy fats; healthy meat and fish choices; pasture-raised foods; mercury; and dairy. She will also talk about sugar’s effect on attention, behavior, and emotions.
Dr. Ryan’s Bio
“I joined the Foundation Health team because I believe that customized care is essential to providing my patients with an exceptional path to wellness. I’ve found a model that fits my goals in medicine.” Dr. Ryan uses her own knowledge and her network of skilled, trusted specialists to provide you with the kind of care she would give her friends and family. Her goal is to develop an individualized, proactive wellness plan that can be adjusted to meet your needs throughout your life. She will provide guidance and support as you make the changes you wish for your health and will work with you to find the right mix of treatments, including traditional evidence-based medicine; nutritional counseling; exercise and movement recommendations; herbs and supplements; body work; somatic or psychotherapy; acupuncture; and mindfulness and spirituality.
Dr. Ryan is the Chair of Medical Services at Boulder Community Hospital and has practiced family medicine in both clinic and hospital settings in the Denver/Boulder area since 2002. She completed medical school with honors at The Pennsylvania State University; and during her residency in family medicine at the University of Colorado/Rose Medical Center, she was chosen to serve as their Chief Resident. She has extensive experience caring for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations, with extra training in women’s health (including obstetrics and gynecology), and chronic disease management. She has expertise in triage and care of acute illness requiring hospitalization, including management of the critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit. She is working toward a fellowship degree in anti-aging (though she would like to rename it pro-aging!) and regenerative medicine, including bio-identical hormone balancing.
November 5th, 6:30-8:30pm
in the Boulder Country Day School Gymnasium
4820 Nautilus Court North, Boulder, CO 80301
No RSVP required
Open to the Public. Boulder County 7th and 8th grade students and their parents are invited to come meet with public and private high schools from Boulder and surrounding counties, as well as, Colorado and nationally based boarding schools. Local college counselor, Cara Ray of Climb to College, will conduct a school fit workshop regarding high school choice. Schools attending:
|Alexander Dawson||New Mexico Military Institute|
|Colorado Rocky Mountain School||Regis Jesuit|
|Fountain Valley||Shinning Mountain Waldorf|
|Holy Family||Silver Creek|
|Longmont||Steamboat Mountain School|
|Monarch||Tara High School|
|New Hampton School||Watershed|
An Evening with Rosalind Wiseman benefiting Attention Homes
on January 15, 2015 at 6:30pm
Author of Queen Bees & Masterminds
In this presentation, Rosalind Wiseman issues a call to action to transform the way we speak to and about young people. She’ll pull back the curtain on what’s really going on between boys and girls and why they can be so reluctant to ask adults for help. She’ll share how boys’ and girls’ social group dynamics influence their interactions and offer step-by-step advice on how to teach young people to treat each other with dignity. She’ll also give common-sense suggestions about how to deal with the frequent struggles between teens and their parents—from video games and social networking to communication breakdowns. By the end of the presentation, Wiseman will have provided concrete strategies for any parent, educator, or professional who works with children and teens, and participants will walk away with positive ways to impact their community.
Includes a free talk, question & answer period, and book signing.
This is a free talk and book signing and is open to the Boulder community.
Attention Homes is a safe resource for youth in crisis providing shelter, structure, and access to crucial services so that homeless and displaced youth can become stable, independent members of our community and achieve their potential. Donations will be taken at the door to support Attention Homes or you can make a donation today.