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PEN Events for October

Mohi PEN Monthly meeting – Join us Monday, October 9, 7:00pm @ Monarch in Administrative conference room.

Have your say in the programs/events hosted at Monarch. For more information contact Lori Dulberg at the address below.


Dyslexia Awareness Coffee Talk

October 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join the conversation on the Complexities of Raising Dyslexic Kids!
Parents supporting parents with guidance from a panel of experts can be a safe place to explore whatever is coming up for ur child as they move through Middle and High School. Panelists include:

  • Kathy Sherman of Hillside School
  • Anna Stuart of BVSD Special Education
  • Marti Hirsch parent and member of BVKID
  • Marie, parent advocate from CO Learning Allies

Potential topics to explore:

  • Navigating 7 classes, 7 teachers and Homework
  • When to advocate and when to coach to build self-efficacy
  • Assistive technology, tips and tools for school success
  • Social-emotional ups and downs
  • Celebrating the strengths of a mighty “dyslexian”

Hillside School is hosting other dyslexia awareness events throughout the month visit: Hilltopics



How to Raise An Adult

October 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Break Free of the Over-Parenting Trap & Prepare Your Kid for Success:  A community conversation with best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims

  • 7:00 p.m.– Lythcott-Haims presentation, immediately followed by Q&A/discussion
  • 8:30 p.m.– Books available for purchase/book signing; refreshments
  • 8:30-9:45 p.m.– Space available for parent groups and book clubs to meet and discuss

In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over helping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings— and of special value to parents of teens.

Special thanks to Dawson school for hosting this FREE event for the public.  REGISTER HERE is necessary to reserve your spot.

PEN Book Group Coordinator, Fawnda Hathaway, will be on hand to help organize groups based on Lythcott-Haims book.  A book signing will follow the presentation.

Lori Dulberg
Monarch PEN