Parent Workshops & Speakers


2021-2022 Workshops

Presentations & Recordings Linked, if Available

Supporting Little People w/Big Emotions

November 18, 2021 @ 10am

with Dr. Hilya Delband Tehrani, 

Clinical Psychologist (Connected Strides)

We discussed...
  • Recognizing how children's big emotions impact us as parents.
  • How our expectations make all the difference.
  • What are coping tools? How can we help our children develop them?

Deconstructing Bullying

October 26, 2021 (10-11am) with Jacey Dexter


We discussed...
  • What is bullying?
  • Distinguishing bullying from typical behavior.
  • What we do at WHPS to stop and support?
  • What you can do as parents?
  • How can you promote kindness?

Middle School Information Session

with Melanie Henson, Principal

October 22, 2021 (2-3pm)

  • Learn about some of the most popular area middle schools. 
  • Hear from WHPS alumni parents and students about their experience.
  • Learn the DOs and DON'Ts for visiting schools (etiquette tips to increase your chances of acceptance at your top choice schools).
  • Learn about preparing for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and get a jump start on the process.
  • Designed for families in 3rd grade and up, but open to ALL families.

Giftedness 101

Bust the myths associated with giftedness!
Learn more about the unique characteristics of children with this learning profile:
  • Children with a gifted learning profile are often more intense.
  • They experience asynchronous intellectual and social development.
  • Learn about the characteristics of giftedness at different ages.
  • Learn how these characteristics impact behavior.
  • Learn how to support these learners academically, socially and emotionally.

Mental Health for the Whole Family 

Dr. Sharon Arbel is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping children and families. Dr. Arbel hosted a virtual workshop to the WHPS community: Mental Health for the Whole Family During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


Anxiety Management for the Whole Family Parent Workshop

  • Learn how to identify anxiety your child (and surprising ways anxiety can manifest). 
  • Learn about common types of anxiety. 
  • Learn tools to help your child manage anxiety. 
  • Learn tools to model anxiety management and emotional regulation for your child.

Effective Home-School Partnerships

Effective Parent-School Partnerships is a critical workshop that discusses key methods on how to best ensure that your child is successful in school and how you can get the MOST out of your family's investment in a WHPS education. Strategies discussed are for both preschool or elementary families.



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