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Sometimes, it’s lonely to be a parent. Well, not when you’re trying to shower, or make dinner, or talk on the phone, but when it comes to navigating the tricky questions of parenthood, like how helicopter-ish is too helicopter-ish, and how to help your child excel but also still be a kid, it’d be nice to have a brain trust of parents, or some expert advice to help you make the right choices. This summer, on select Friday mornings at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, New Jersey, you can find exactly this kind of advisory group, and it includes coffee!

Join educational experts and fellow parents of kids from nursery- through middle school for The Elisabeth Morrow School’s Summer Coffee and Conversation Series. With other parents and guardians in the community, you’ll explore parenting strategies that address top-of-mind topics, kicking off on Friday, July 12th at 8:45 a.m. with a discussion entitled, “Nurturing Independence: Unexpected Situations Where Helping Hinders Learning.” This interactive discussion will center around how we, as parents, can nurture our children’s independence and also avoid unexpected situations in which helping can actually hinder a child’s growth. Friday, July 19th at 8:45 a.m., the topic will be “The Admissions Equation: How Grit, Happiness, and a Growth Mindset Impact Your Child's Success.” We all think we know what’s best for our kids, but there are a few key variables to consider when selecting a high school and college to help your family achieve the best outcomes. The series wraps up on Friday, July 26th at 8:45 a.m. with “An Academic Edge: Striking the Right Chord” with a discussion about the “educational multivitamin” that, according to numerous studies, can help students outperform their peers.

But since the focus at The Elisabeth Morrow School is the whole child, in addition to their series for parents and guardians, EMS will host two Design Thinking “Workshop Wednesdays”, tailored for the entire family. Intended for groups in third through seventh grades, these workshops will be held for one hour on both Wednesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July 24th at 4:00 p.m. and will invite children to solve real-world problems by using the iterative process of design thinking. To learn more about all of The Elisabeth Morrow School’s summer programming, please visit their website.

The Elisabeth Morrow School, situated on 14 idyllic acres in Englewood, New Jersey, has been a leader in early childhood education since 1930. EMS personalizes learning for each child, cultivating their unique spark and innate creativity. With an emphasis on the use of an engaging project-based curriculum, students are able to connect learning across subjects.

If you aren’t able to make it to an event this summer, contact the admissions office to request a tour. There, you’ll hear how, through initiatives in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and their Leadership Lab, EMS prepares children to lead the way with innovative thinking, ready to make a difference in the world. Or make plans now to attend one of EMS’s exciting events scheduled for this fall, including their fall festival, book fair and storytelling festival, and an additional parent education opportunity to discuss how we can raise digitally savvy students. Suddenly, when you realize a community like The Elisabeth Morrow School is right around the corner, ready to support you and your kid, this parenting gig doesn’t feel so lonely after all!

The Elisabeth Morrow School
435 Lydecker Street
Englewood, NJ

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