Parenting Resources

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ISACS Parent Series
Academy of the Sacred Heart partners with a variety of professional organizations. One of these organizations, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) serves more than 240 member schools, offering accreditation services, professional development, and opportunities for networking in 13 states.

In an effort to support and partner with parents, ISACS created an exceptional new series of six one-hour sessions for parents in all stages of their children’s growth. We hope you will join other independent school parents for the six evening sessions led by an exceptional and highly regarded team of experts to help you support your children in all areas of their development.

All webinars will take place via Zoom webinar and will require that EACH member of the school community who plans to attend the live presentation(s) pre-register on Zoom for EACH webinar. 

  • Gift of Failure - Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. - Preregister here

  • Religious Diversity: A Great American Strength - Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. - Preregister here

  • Raising Our Village: Creating a Culture of Dignity - Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. - Preregister here

  • Technology & Mental Health: What is the Link? What Can We Do? - Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. - Preregister here

  • Boundaries Without Battles: How to Be Flexible & Firm When Kids Need It Most - Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. - Preregister here

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters by Dr. Lisa Damour (Article)
Dr. Damour spoke to the community on May 7, 2020 via Zoom on the topic of "Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting Under COVID-19" as part of our Heart of the Matter Speaker and Film Series.

The Collapse of Parenting, Girls on the Edge, Boys Adrift and Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax, MD PhD, (Website)
Physician, psychologist and author, Dr. Sax is an expert on issues of child and adolescent development. Dr. Sax presented "Beyond Resilience" at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. View the event supplement, including links to the research referenced, here.

Erika's Lighthouse (Website)
Educates
communities about teen depression, eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empower teens to take charge of their mental health.

Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (Website)
The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition's (BBCC) mission is to raise awareness and mobilize the entire community to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, with a primary focus on our youth.

The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller, PhD (Website)
In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality.

How to Raise Successful Kids (TED Talk)
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it.

Common Sense Media (Website)
Helps families make smart decisions in a world of media and technology. Includes material on Device-Free Dinners.

NetSmartz (Website)
Provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online.