October 12, 2017

As teacher, parent, and school leader, I endeavor to be a life-long learner and to learn from others. Dorothy A. Hutcheson, a long-serving head of school at Nightingale-Bamford School and current consultant at The Education Group, wrote some sage advice about parenting:
Speaking as a parent myself, I know that we all have a tendency to see the here and now as the whole picture, and to have little patience for the struggle. But it’s in the struggle where kids learn the most. Really, as much as possible we should let our kids negotiate the bumps and ups and downs of school themselves rather than sweeping in to negotiate it all for them. That’s the best gift we can give our children … so that when we’re not around, they can be successful on their own.