Highlands School

Parent University

Highlands School's Parent University began during the 2015-2016 school year and is a series of talks that address the social and emotional issues of the developmental stages your child will move through while at Highlands. The speakers in this series are both psychologists and parents at Highlands. Join us for this ongoing series as we build community through shared education. 


Parenting with no Time
Dr. Andrea Hendricks discusses tactics for parenting with a busy schedule.
Persistence and Passion
'Grit' has been called the secret to outstanding achievement- that special blend of passion and persistence that enables us to reach difficult goals. In this talk we will explore how what 'grit' is and how it helps, as well as how to cultivate positive perseverance through your parenting. This talk will address common questions of parenting such as 'when to give a hug, vs. when to give a
consequence'. Attendees are encouraged to read Grit, by Angela Duckworth before the discussion.

Technology and Internet Safety
It may feel like technology changes hourly and that it's impossible for parents to keep up. This talk will address the current research on how much screen time is healthy and when to place restrictions, as well as discuss the most popular apps adults don't typically use, but you want to know about.  Learn how to help your children use these tools responsibly.

Learning Differences
Dr. Austin will talk about early development and its impact on learning differences as well as ways to detect concerns for learning difficulties and strategies for promoting success in students. 

Parent University Updates

We are currently scheduling Parent University talks for the rest of the 2017-2018 School Year. Sign up here to receive information about what's coming up from Parent University.
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.