Merriconeag's Community Education Speaker Series
Sharon Maxwell, Ph.D.
Award-winning author of
The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear FROM YOU About Sex (Avery 2008)
Friday, October 1, 2010
Merriconeag Waldorf School's Community Hall
57 Desert Road, Freeport, ME
Internet chat rooms, sexting, boy/girl sleepovers, reality TV...our children are overwhelmed with information and stimulation by a culture that pushes them to be sexy before puberty begins. How can they make sense of it all if we don't provide an integrated framework for understanding sexuality?
In her presentation, Dr. Maxwell will offer a comprehensive and positive framework for understanding and teaching sexuality. She connects the dots between:
Educators, health professionals, and parents have used her innovative approach to prepare kids for a hypersexualized world and to lay the foundation for ethical sexual behavior that will guide our children from elementary school through college.
Dr. Maxwell is an award-winning author, educator and practicing clinical psychologist. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, US News and World Report, Working Mother, The Boston Globe, on NPR, Oprah and Friends and Fox News. The Boston Parents Paper voted Dr. Maxwell a 2009 Family Advocate of the Year.
"This is an excellent book for parents on how to talk to their children about sex. Dr. Maxwell gives practical guidance on sharing values with their children. Her focus on teaching self-disipline and developing self-control is a refreshing counterpoint to a pop culture that says we should have it all right now. I highly recommend The Talk to every parent."
-- Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children's Center
For more information, please visit DrSharonMaxwell.com.
The Wind in the Willows - Grade 8 Play:
The Wind in the Willows performed by the 8th graders.
Wed, Apr 16, 1:15 pm & Thurs, Apr, 17, 7:00 pm, Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Open Friday - Bring a Friend Day!:
Open Fri, Apr 18: This special guest day is on a day when many local schools are closed but we aren't so it's a perfect opportunity for your child to share Merriconeag with their friends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or learn more.
School is Closed for Spring Vacation:
Mon - Fri, Apr 21 - 25.
School is closed for Spring Vacation. Enjoy!
Tues, Apr 29, 6:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations:
Wed, April 30 & Thurs, May 1, 6:30 pm.
All welcome! Please come out to support our oldest students and also to catch another glimpse of some of the gold that awaits at the end of the Waldorf journey rainbow.
7th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival:
Sunday, May 4, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, registration is required: Click on the link below to register
Ongoing: Tea & Play Sessions :
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents.
Wednesdays, Apr 16, 30 & May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900, Ext 163 or