Monday, June 27, 2016

Michele Borba - "Unselfie" Follow Up and Resources

The response from participants at the Glenbard Parent Series event with Dr Borba last week were some of our strongest ever.
Here is a take- away from parent Shannon Younger of Naperville:

"Dr. Michele Borba was a gifted speaker who provided parents with exactly the information we need to do a better job of teaching our kids about empathy. She explained what empathy is, shared what the research says about how to encourage it, and it made it very clear why it is so critical our kids and our society to learn to be empathetic. I was very grateful that she shared easy, actionable tips on how we can make empathy a focus. She was so riveting that no one moved when she was finished, and no one wanted to leave. Thankfully we have Borba's book, "UnSelfie," to continue guiding us as we raise kids who are focused on being kind and helping others."

"Bring Borba Back" was the consensus of many in attendance. This is the book I am giving this year.


Michele Borba Web Site

Discussion Guide to Borba's book "Unselfie"

Chicago Media Coverage of Michele Borba's Chicago visit

WGN Midday News
Windy City Live
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Now Blog

Glenbard Parent Series Family Read

Our students have their summer reading assignment, and parents should join in as well.   
Please consider being a part of our Glenbard Family Read, the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
In this fascinating book author Rebecca Skloot tells the story of a young black woman, Henrietta Lacks, who died of cervical cancer in 1951 and left behind an inexplicably immortal line of cells known today as “HeLa.”  These HeLa cells, harvested without Henrietta’s   knowledge or consent, have contributed to many scientific advancements including the creation of the polio vaccine, treatments for cancers and viruses, in-vitro fertilization, and have been the backbone of the entire biotech industry, generating billions of dollars. The story is also about Henrietta Lacks’ family legacy. Her children and grandchildren have never benefited from their mother’s cells and who, today, cannot even afford health insurance. Part detective story, part scientific odyssey, and part family saga, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lachs raises fascinating questions about race, class, and bioethics in America.   

This book is recommended reading for many Glenbard students. Then join us when we welcome author Rebecca Skloot on August 25 at 7pm at Glenbard West

Other books by GPS authors and the schedule of their appearance:

“Different ...Not Less” by Temple Grandin 
Sept. 21 at Glenbard East 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

“How to Raise an Adult; Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Child for Success” by Julie Lythcott-Haims 
Nov .16 West 7:00pm and (Nov 17 noon Marquardt Admin Center)

“Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction” by David Sheff 
Jan. 24 Glenbard East 7:00 pm (and Jan 25 noon Marquardt Admin Center)

“Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity” by Andrew Solomon 
April 11 COD/ MAC Arts Center 7:00pm