Parent Education Programs

Shady Side Academy is committed to offering annual parent education programs to provide support, resources and guidance to parents. Programs are free, and some are open to the public.

Upcoming Programs

How to Proactively Empower your Children to Navigate Social Media and Technology in Healthy, High-Character Ways

Thursday, March 16, 6-7 p.m.
Free Zoom Webinar for SSA Parents

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Now, more than ever, students’ well-being is deeply shaped by their social world, including social media and technology, whether or not they own a device. In this presentation, our partners at The Social Institute will share actionable tips and best practices to help your children make healthy, high-character choices, online and off. In this interactive workshop, you will learn:

  • Strategies to build trust with your children through regular, open conversations
  • How to develop family standards for balancing technology in healthy ways
  • Pro tips for easing your children into technology and social media
  • The most popular apps and devices among students
  • And more!

The link to join the Zoom webinar was emailed to SSA parents on Sunday, March 12, and can also be found at the top of the Parent Education Videos page in the Veracross Parent Portal (login required).

Past Programs

CSEE Parent Webinars

As a benefit of Shady Side's membership in the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, SSA parents can access CSEE's Parent Webinars for free by using the SSA-specific link below and setting up an account on the CSEE website.