Parent Education Series

The Nora School Parent Education Series features experts in their fields talking about topics of particular interest to parents of high school students. Lectures appeal to parents of current students, teachers, and the wider community. To reserve a space, RSVP to Marcia Miller 301.495.6672 or These lectures are free and open to the public. Welcome!

2015-16 Series:

Monday Evenings in the Fall: 7:30 pm
Mindfulness Workshops for Parents

Monday Evenings beginning October 6, parents and guardians from Nora and from the community are invited.

Wednesday, October 14, 7:00-8:30 pm
ADD/ADHD: Can students “grow out of it”?

Growing Up with a Learning Disability and/or ADHD: Emotional and Behavioral Consequences
Judith M. Glasser, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 4, 7:00-8:30 pm
ADD/ADHD: Boot Camp for Parents

Study Strategies and Learning Strategies for Supporting Teens with ADD/ADHD
Carey Heller, Ph.D.

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00-8:30 pm
College Planning and Preparation for Students Who Learn Differently

Finding the right college environment to thrive in
The College Consulting Collaborative

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00-8:30 pm
Family Boundaries, Teens and Technology

Panel Discussion: When is Technology Too Much Technology?
Edward Spector, Psy.D.,LLC, Clifford Sussman, MD, Marti Weston

Wednesday, March 16, 7:00-8:30 pm
Anxiety: Helping the Anxious Teen

Counter-Intuitive Parenting Strategies
Jonathan Dalton Ph.D., The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change

Previous Events in 2014-15

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Parents of Teens
David Mullen, M.Ed.
(Fall 2014, Monday evenings, September 29-November 3)

Understanding Anxiety, ADHD and the Teenage Brain
Erin D. Berman Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health
(Wednesday, November 12, 2014)

College Planning and Preparation for Students Who Learn Differently
The College Consulting Collaborative
[Wednesday, December 3, 7:00–8:30pm]

Teen Stress, Self-Propelled Motivation and the Human Brain
William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, A Sense of Control
See Front Page of Website for link to video.
[Wednesday, February 11, 7:00–8:30pm]

Helping the Anxious Teen: Counter-Intuitive Strategies
Jonathan Dalton Ph.D., The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change
[Wednesday, March 18, 7:00–8:30pm]

Talking Points with Your Teen: ADHD, Communicating and Setting Family Boundaries
Janette Patterson, MSW, LCMFT

All talks are:
~ Free and open to the public, RSVPs are strongly encouraged;
~ Held in the Main Hall of The Nora School;
~ Free parking is available in the Fenton Street Garage next to the school;
~ Directions can be found on our website.
Reservations Strongly Suggested:
Email Marcia Miller at or call (301) 495-6672. By RSVP-ing, you will be notified by email if there are any last-minute changes or weather cancellations.

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