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Bush to Host Second Annual Parent University

“As an educational institution, we have an opportunity to partner with parents and help them raise children at each development stage,” says Dr. Percy Abram, Bush’s Head of School.
Parent University is a one-day workshop hosted by The Bush School, connecting families with professionals working in the areas of childhood and adolescent development. Parent University provides resources that will help families nurture and develop their children's strengths. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on The Bush School campus. Registration is $30, and all are invited.

For parents, the workshop is motivational. “I left with a new understanding of how we, as parents, are making a difference in our children’s brain development every day,” says 2016 attendee Suzanna Westhagen. “I felt empowered and energized.”

The conference will kick off with keynote speaker Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. The event includes breakout speaker sessions and moderated lunch panels on how to raise healthy, engaged, and purposeful children. Topics addressed include raising athletes, anxiety and learning, drug prevention, media and kids, and cultivating lifelong strengths. Catered breakfast and lunch included. See more information and register at