Parent University

What is Parent University?

Parent University is our parent education series supported by the PTO and coordinated in cooperation with SHE’s Counseling Department.  Parent University offers Spring Hill families FREE lectures by professional guest speakers.  

Parent University is designed to equip parents with new information, strategies for parenting, resources, and support with the goal of helping our children succeed.  

Lecture Dates:

Links to lectures are emailed. Below are a few of the lectures and links from the 2020-2021 school year. Stay tuned for upcoming lecture dates for the 2021-2022 school year.

September 17th, 7:00 pm – Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-home Learning Work for You 

Are you worried about managing your child’s virtual schooling this year? Concerned about becoming the “school police” when your child won’t focus? Do you have to balance your child’s schooling with your own remote workload? We hear you, and we’re here to help. In this webinar, strategies with be shared to help you survive and thrive in this challenging school year. You’ll learn how to avoid parent-child conflict around academics with practical tips.

Speaker: Anne Dolin, M.Ed.
President and Founder of Educational Connections

November 10th, 7:00 pm – Zoomed Out? 6 Strategies to Get Kids Focused, Engaged, and Motivated…Even the Reluctant Ones 

What’s a parent to do when kids are already unfocused and unmotivated when it comes to virtual learning? Join Ann to learn how to “right the ship” so that parenting doesn’t feel like a grind. You don’t have to navigate these unchartered waters alone! 

Speaker: Anne Dolin, M.Ed.
President and Founder of Educational Connections

          Click HERE to view the presentation. 

February 9th, 7:00 pm – Are My Kids Ok? Coping with Uncertainty 

A discussion of the stressors our children are facing, identifying the difference between sadness and depression, worry and clinical anxiety, how to know when things are not okay with our children, what do to, and where to find help.  

Speaker: Dr. Melissa Sporn
Clinical Psychologist and member of the Safe Community Coalition Mental Health Committee 

          Click HERE to view the presentation.  

April 20th, 7:00 pm – Parent Resource Center & Digital Citizenship 

An introduction to the resources and services available to FCPS parents through the Parent Resource Center and a discussion regarding evaluating internet use, quality content, and the digital citizenship of our children.  

Speaker: Erika Deem, MSW
Parent Resource Center Liaison  

          Click HERE to view the presentation.  


Last year many Parent University lectures were streamed live on Facebook.  If you would like to watch videos of any of the previous topics, please click HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parent University Committee Chair at

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