Dr. Janet Edgette Speaks with Woodlynde Parents

Woodynde School was pleased to welcome Dr. Janet Edgette, Chester County-based specialist in child, adolescent, and family psychology and author of The Last Boy Picked. 

Edgette presented with her co-author, Beth Margolis Rupp, a thought-provoking and engaging conversation with Woodlynde’s Parent Community Association about the cultural expectations for boys, particularly revolving around sports; the ramifications of such expectations on the child, family, and friendship dynamic; and opportunities to instead build upon each child’s personal interests and strengths in ways that can lead to a more open, flexible, and joyous childhood.

"The information and research presented by Dr. Edgette and Beth Rupp is applicable to so many families' experiences - the pressure to not only play sports, but to play only the one in which you will be ‘the best,’ regardless of interest and enjoyment.  I found the discussion tremendously engaging and enjoyable.  It was also very helpful in giving me ideas and solutions for my daughter so that she feels empowered by her own choices of activities and takes pride in her interests." Woodlynde Grades K-8 Parent
For those who were unable to attend, more information on Dr. Edgette’s book, The Last Boy Picked (“A wowing and enlightening guide for any parent” Parents Magazine), and from her blog may found at www.janetedgette.com.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.