Thank you so much for your interest in participating in the AA Parent Book Club. Unfortunately, there is not enough interest at this time to meet as a book club so we are cancelling it for the spring. We will try again in the fall and I hope there is more participation at that time. We will be reading the same book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen Covey, and may be changing our meeting time to earlier in the day to accommodate more people. I will keep you updated when the time comes. Thank you again for your interest!
School Counselor, Jamie Shull, would like to invite all American Academy parents to join her for the second annual American Academy Parent Book Club!
This trimester, parents will be reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, by Stephen Covey. Ms. Shull and Ms. Guthrie will kick off the club on Wednesday, February 8, by discussing the first three habits. The next two meetings will be February 22, and March 8, at the same time and place. Parents from both campuses, K-8 and KindiePrep, are invited to join, but please note the club will take place in the Motsenbocker campus library conference room after carpool at 4:30 pm. Register here or contact Jamie Shull for more information.
Students are also invited to come at the same time and will meet separately with Audrey Miller, Castle Pines School Counselor, to learn more about the seven habits and how to be a leader both at home and school. Snacks will be provided.
Can’t make it to book club? You can still join our online discussion!
Questions? Contact Jamie Shull.
Interested in joining our Parent Book Club this spring?
We're expected to start in late February and together we'll be discussing The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen Covey. AA staff is currently reading and discussing The Leader in Me by Stephen Covey to teach students those same seven habits in the classroom setting. Join us as we connect what your children are learning in class with what you can reinforce at home.
Open to both CP and MB families. Location TBD (most likely after morning carpool).
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What resonates with you from these last two chapters? Do you have any questions? What are some ways that you add fun into your daily family life? When can you think of a time to practice the SIFT strategy when your child is calm? What is one goal you'd like to work on right away?
Our last meeting to conclude book club will be next week, Tuesday, February 23rd. We'll meet back in the Parker cafeteria (coffee from 8-8:30, book discussion from 8:30-9). I hope to see you there!
Chapter 3 introduced the concept of integrating the upstairs and downstairs brain and chapter 4 discussed integrating memory for growth and healing. After reading these chapters (or summaries) what questions come up for you? What do you take away from these chapters? Were there any ideas in these chapters that you disagreed with? Do you think the strategies could work? What do you want to know more about?
Please use the blue comments tab to add to this discussion. Thank you for sharing!
The first two chapters were discussed during our in-person kick-off book club meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9th. The presentation shown during our time together is posted below, as well as the handouts summarizing chapters one and two for your review.
What do you think about the first two chapters? Are the strategies "Connect and Redirect" and "Name it to Tame It," practical and/or useful? Are there any potential road-blocks to using these strategies and how do you adapt? What do you want to know more about? What other questions or thoughts came up while reading these chapters?
Thank you for joining the American Academy Parent Book Club! I hope you enjoy reading The Whole-Brain Child. Every Tuesday morning in February I will post chapter summaries and discussion questions. Please join in by replying, sharing your questions, and expressing your thoughts using the blue comments tab (upper right corner).
To kick-off the conversation, I'd like to ask what interests you in joining this book club? Have you heard of this book before or read previous books by authors Daniel J. Siegel/Tina Payne Bryson? What's your initial impression? What are you hoping to walk away with after you have read this book?