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DCD Connects is a focused initiative bringing speakers, films, and discussions to the community to support our collective goal of ensuring that children grow balanced, connected, and whole – Dedham Country Day’s core values in educating children.  
Leveraging the strong partnership between educators, administrators, parents, and students, the DCD Connects Initiative will offer up insights, tools, and ideas to help us build the scaffolding that supports the development of emotionally intelligent, resilient, happy young adults.
Join us on DCD’s campus during the 2018-19 school year as we explore, with distinguished experts, tools for navigating our complex world and building well-being in school-aged children.

These sessions are free and open to the public.  Please register below to secure your seat for these important presentations and discussions. 


Raising Digital Natives: What’s New? What’s Now? What’s Next?

Katie Greer        November 7 at 6:30 P.M.

It can be daunting being a parent in these digitally-driven times, where our children were born digital natives and as parents, we’re desperately trying to keep up! Katie Greer, a nationally recognized digital safety expert will be on DCD’s campus to update parents on the latest tech trends and safety issues. Katie will share with us strategies for how to help our children develop productive, healthy, and safe relationships with technology and the internet.

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For more information about Katie Greer and her work on internet safety, visit her website at https://www.klgreer.com/

The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids

Jessica Lahey           February 12 at 6:30 P.M.
Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness and drive to navigate everything in our children’s lives. In an effort to be highly responsive to our children’s well-being, we as parents aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure — or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. With targeted advice and strategies, Jessica will help parents develop a plan for “stepping back” so that children can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. 

Dedham Country Day, in partnership with the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), is proud to bring this nationally known author and speaker to campus this winter.

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Visit Jessica Lahey's website for more information about book and background.

Interested in learning more about Dedham Country Day?

Use the links to the right as a starting point to explore DCD's program for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.  We welcome visitors to campus, so feel free to contact Emilie Liebhoff, Director of Admissions and Assistant Head of School to schedule a personal tour.