The Savannah Country Day School

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Schmidt Lecture Series Featuring Katherine Reynolds Lewis

On January 31, Country Day welcomed Katherine Reynolds Lewis as this year’s Schmidt Lecture Series speaker. Her talk, titled “The Good News About Bad Behavior” covered the topics explored in her book of the same name, giving parents a comprehensive portrait of behavioral issues we see among children and highlighting game-changing strategies.
In her presentation, Lewis emphasized the importance of teaching children how to self-regulate and explored three strategies to do so: connection, communication and capability. “If your child is misbehaving,” said Lewis, “look at it as an opportunity to figure out what skill they need and help them practice it.” [video link in story]

Lewis is an award-winning journalist based in the Washington, DC, area who regularly writes for The Atlantic, Fortune, USA Today’s magazines, the Washington Post and Working Mother. She is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Maryland, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow with the Carey Institute for Global Good and an EWA National Reporting Fellow. 

The Schmidt Lecture Series is an annual event, made possible by the generous donors to the Louis W. & Nellie H. Schmidt Endowment Fund.

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