I’ve posted a lot about “parent academies” or “parent universities” around the country — and my critique of them for not being parent-driven by emphasizing issues that parents want to learn about.
I’ve often contrasted it with the Parent University program at our school.
I read an article in The New Haven Register today about a Parent University in that city which seems to really “get it.” Here’s an excerpt the illustrates what I mean:
“New Haven’s Parent University is unique in that workshops not only address how parents can support their kids in school, but also how they can enrich their own lives. Topics include tips for successful job searching, learning a trade, computer literacy for adults, resume writing and starting your own business.”
That’s what I’m talking about!