Health and Wellness

Noted author tells RE parents how to resist 'achievement culture'

RE parents heard tips and advice from award-winning journalist Jennifer Breheny Wallace, who covers parent issues and authored Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic – and What We Can Do About It, during a live virtual event at the Posner Lecture Hall in the Fernandez STEM Center on Jan. 24. In the talk, Wallace offered strategies for managing the increasing challenges of parenting in a hyper-competitive era. A component of RE's community-wide health and wellness curriculum, the interactive event attracted several dozen parents.

Watch the event here.
Ransom Everglades Parents’ Association President Soledad Awad introduced Wallace, and Head of the Middle School Pete Di Pace relayed questions. Commented Di Pace: “The more we’re able to come together as a community and discuss what’s in the best interests of our … children who are trying to navigate a really difficult time in their lives, the better we’re going to do our jobs, and the more success we are going to have.”
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.