JumpStart Parent
Education Conference

JumpStart Parent Education Conference

The Annual JumpStart Parent Education Conference inspires, connects, and motivates parents as they kick off the school year. The conference features a keynote address, over 60 educational break-out sessions, and the opportunity to network with other parents. Break-out sessions include various topics to address the needs of TK-12 students, from learning to read to preparing seniors for college. This event is free for all Classical Academy parents.

The JumpStart Parent Education Conference is held at the beginning of each school year. The next conference will be held on  Thursday, August 17, 2023, at Classical Academy High School.

Jumpstart Speaker - Tom Kersting

No Nonsense Parenting: Raising Healthy, Happy Children in an Ever-Changing World

Jumpstart your school year with nationally renowned family psychotherapist, school counselor, and parenting expert Tom Kersting.

While the unique challenges students face today are rising, there is good news. You can intentionally guide your children to a healthy and happy life with back-to-basic, time-tested, and science-based proven strategies. Learn how to help students develop robust social and emotional skills, reclaim a structured day, engage in meaningful conversations, spend more time outdoors, and break the cycle of anxiety and depression.

Tom has been featured on CBS, MSN, FOX, A&E, Today, and Oprah Wellness Network and is the founder and owner of Valley Family Counseling

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