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“We believe in the sacred partnership between the school and the home. Research show that children thrive when the most important adults in their lives – their parents, teachers, and other family members – work together to send a cohesive message, encourage and support them.” 

In an effort to keep the CEA learning community united, below are a series of resources we find meaningful and helpful:

New Studies Link the Arts to Crucial Cognitive Skills

The arts—music, theater, drawing and painting—are powerful tools for making sense of the world. What happens to our brains on art?

Posted by Edutopia on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Books

The Everyday Parenting Toolkit by Alan E. Kazdin and Carlo Rotella

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

Covey, Stephen. 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families:  Building a Beautiful Family Culture in a Turbulent World. 
Franklin Covey Company and Golden Books, 1997.

Mogel, Wendy. 
The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings To Raise Self-Reliant Children
 Simon and Schuster Adult Publishing Group, 2008.

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Hinshaw, Stephen. 
The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures. 
Ballantine Books, 2009.

Kazdin, Alan E. 
The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child

Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.

Seligman, Martin. 
The Optimistic Child
Harper Perennial, 1995.

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michele Borba

Levine, Madeline. 
Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
Harper Collins Publishers, 2008.

Thompson, Michael and O’Neill Grace, Catherine.
Best Friends, Worst Enemies:  Understanding the Social Lives of Children. 
Ballantine Books, 2001.


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