The Foundations of Success: Modeling What We Want Most for Our Kids

Paly and the PTSA invite you to learn three powerful practices we can model at home with our kids to strengthen the skills they need for success in school and beyond.  Colleges, employers, and researchers emphasize now more than ever the importance of social-emotional skills in sustaining achievement, advancement, and fulfillment in all areas of life.  Often referred to as “soft” or “non-cognitive” skills, these skills are in fact the solid foundation atop which all meaningful learning, relationships, and productivity are built - requiring as much attention and commitment to strengthen as any physical or academic skill.  Beyond that, they are a source of strength, endurance, and resilience in the face of struggle and are as relevant to us as adults as they are to our kids.  Join us for an evening focused on what we can do to bolster not just our kids’ happiness and success - but our families’ and classrooms’ as well.