The Bush School Parent University

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The Bush School

3400 East Harrison Street

Seattle, WA 98112

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Parent University

Parent University, hosted by The Bush School Families Association, connects families with experts in child/adolescent development. The workshop features acclaimed speakers on a wide range of topics about how to raise healthy, engaged, and purposeful children and provides resources to help nurture and develop our children's strengths.

Registration is open to the public.

Early Bird Registration is $25.00. After March 31, Registration will be $30.00. Your ticket includes a continental breakfast and a catered lunch. Ticket availabilty is limited due to space limitations.


8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address by Marc Brackett

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Break-Out Session One*

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Break-Out Session Two**

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Catered Lunch - Choose between two panels: Parenting Perspectives, moderated by Head of School Percy Abram, and Life at Bush in the Middle/Upper School, moderated by Director of Enrollment Management and Communications Polly Fredlund.

1:00 p.m.

Speaker Q&A and Book Signing


*Break-Out Session One, choose from:

Marc Brackett
Keynote Speaker
Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Raising Happy, Healthy, and Successful Children

Steve Hawes
Former NBA Player, Bush Coach
Raising Confident, Empowered Athletes

Yoshiko Harden
Vice President of Student Services at Seattle Central
Identity Not Required:The Damaging Effects of Racial Microaggressions

Chris McCurry
Anxiety's Impact on Learning

**Break-Out Session Two, choose from:

Lisa Davidson
Head of Seattle Public Schools Drug Prevention
Marijuana and Other Drug Prevention

Melissa Benaroya
Founder of Childproof Parenting and Mommy Matters Seattle
Intro to Emotion Coaching: An Essential Part of Your Parenting Toolbox

Laura Kastner
Psychologist and Professor at University of Washington
Cultivating Lifelong Strengths for Your Child's Health, Well-Being and Sucess

Dimitri Christakis
Director, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children's Hospital
Making Media Work For Your Kids

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