Strengthening Parent-Child Connections

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Rippowam Cisqua School lecture series culminates on Wednesday, April 11th with a discussion on Strengthening Parent-Child Connections.

The final lecture in this year’s Foundations of Education Series, featuring Tara Brown, educator, coach, and author of Different Cultures, Common Ground, will take place on Wednesday, April 11th at Rippowam Cisqua.  The discussion will present strategies for building stronger connections between parents and children and insights into how to nurture children’s passions.

Tara Brown’s more than twenty year career as a teacher and coach has taken her from rural schools in Florida, to schools in gang territory in Long Beach, California, and to one of Nashville’s largest high schools, comprised of students from over 35 countries. Through her experiences and work with youth, Tara is recognized as a leading expert in the process of forging effective connections with youth and building relationships between students and teachers.  Tara’s belief is that the ability for parents and children to connect with each other and with teachers enables real-life learning to take place inside and outside the classroom.

In her presentation, Ms. Brown will share how important it is in today’s fast paced world to take the time to observe the good in our children and to appreciate the gifts and strengths they naturally possess. She will share how this simple action can help uncover our children’s passions. It was a simple, unimpeded passion for film that helped Steven Spielberg on his way to becoming an award winning director, and Bill Gates’ obsession with a school computer in 8th grade that contributed to his becoming the head of one of the most successful technology companies in the world (instead of the lawyer his parents wanted him to be!).  What passions could your children have that you just haven’t seen yet?

Tara Brown’s lecture is part of Rippowam Cisqua’s highly acclaimed Foundations of Education Series – informative discussions with experts in the field of education and parenting.  These discussions are designed to offer parents insights and strategies for raising successful, lifelong learners, and are free and open to the public.  They are held the second Wednesday of most months on the Lower Campus of Rippowam Cisqua School at 325 West Patent Road in Mt. Kisco. For more information on Rippowam Cisqua School’s PreKindergarten through Grade Nine program and philosophy, or to RSVP for a lecture, contact Susie Danziger at or (914) 244-1292.

Interested parents are invited to join Rippowam Cisqua for one of our Spring Open Houses:
Upper Campus (5-9) April 19, 8:45 – 10:30 – tour, student and faculty panel, meet current parents
Lower Campus (P-4) April 24, 9:30 -11 – tour, message from head, meet current parents and administration
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