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.
G 12 to Hermit Island for Marine Biology:
Sun, Sept 14 - Fri, Sept 15. Merriconeag seniors join seniors from other eastern seaboard Waldorf schools for a week of Marine Biology at beautiful Hermit Island.
Tues, Sept 16, 6:15 pm
G 2, 5, & 6 Parent Evenings:
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Sept 18, MS XC race at Gull Crest Field in Cape Elizabeth. Cape hosts Merriconeag, Greely, Jordan Small (Raymond), and Waynflete. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams!
HS XC Race :
Fri, Sept 19. HS XC race at Freeport. Freeport hosts Merriconeag, Poland and York. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there!
Class Photo Day:
Tues, Sept 23. (Rain date: Wed, Sept 24)
G 7 Parent Evening:
Tues, Sept 23, 7:00 pm - Grade 7 Parent Evening.
The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood:
Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Donation at the door.
Dr. Susan Linn, Director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood & Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will discuss the commercialization of childhood and ways to protect our children.