A User's Manual for Childhood? Yes, Please!

May 02, 2018
Head of School Jeff Bissell Introduces Sheri Glucoft WongNearly 180 Lower School parents packed the Oak campus cafeteria for Sheri Glucoft Wong’s parent ed presentation on “Navigating Your Child’s Social World.” By way of introducing our speaker, Head of School Jeff Bissell reminded parents of the simpler days of their children’s infancy when many could reliably follow What to Expect The First Year almost as a “user’s manual.” Mostly because of parental proximity and fewer variables, milestones such as first steps and eating solid foods seemed easier to manage than the challenges parents face when children are away at school for hours a day and interacting with a more complex world. Mr. Bissell pointed out that, if there were a user manual for children, it would look like family therapist Sheri Glucoft Wong. Enjoy her 58-minute presentation to CAIS parents which is chockfull of practical advice and useful tools for raising children today.
 
Ms. Glucoft Wong shared her insights with parents at the evening event following a 3.5 hour session working with CAIS lower school teachers on issues of supporting our children and partnering with parents. Given her indefatigable pace that day, Mr. Bissell dubbed her “The James Brown (i.e. Hardest Working Person) of Parent Education.” 
 
This event was made possible in part by funding from Family School Alliance (FSA).

Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW is a family therapist, parent educator and consultant who is known for offering practical, useable tools for raising kids.  She has led workshops for Bay Area public and private schools for over three decades. In addition to working with parents and children, Sheri has provided training to teachers, school administrators, counselors, coaches, physicians and others who work with children, teens and families.

She has presented training sessions at a number of Bay Area independent schools, including:

Live Oak
La Scuola
Friends School
SF Day School Day
Children’s Day School
Town School
Cathedral School
Presidio
ISTP
Wornick
St Matthews
Nueva School
Almaden Country Day School
Hillbrook School
Head Royce School
Prospect-Sierra
Crowden
Escuela Bilingue International
Black Pine Circle
Park Day School
Berkwood Hedge
The Berkeley School
Marin Horizon
Marin Primary and Middle School