Treasure Valley Classical Academy presents
“An American Family Speaker Series”
We invite our school family and community to join us in a conversation about how to build strength and resilience in our families. Each speaker will speak for about 45 minutes and then field questions from the audience.
The series will take place in the historic auditorium at Treasure Valley Classical Academy (formerly the Fruitland Olde School building).
Dr. Leonard Sax: Instagram Ate My Daughter, and My Son Won’t Stop Playing Video Games: What you need to know about social media, video games, and other obstacles to your child’s success.
Thursday, September 9, 7:00pm
Leonard Sax, MD, PhD is a family doctor, a PhD psychologist, and the New York Times bestselling author of “The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups”. He has visited more than 460 schools over the past twenty years and has led hundreds of workshops for parents, based on what he has learned from his 35 years as a doctor as well as from his school visits. In his presentations, he shares practical, zero-cost strategies that parents can adopt to improve the odds that their children will fulfill their potential.
Dr. Scott Yenor: Why families are good for kids—and even better for parents.
Thursday, October 7, 7:00pm
Scott Yenor is a professor of political science at Boise State University and a Washington Fellow at the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life. He is author of several books, including “The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies” (Baylor 2020). He is also a board member of The Ambrose School, a classical Christian school in Meridian, Idaho. He and his wife have five children, three of whom are married and out of the house.
Joy Pullman: How To Stop Phones and iPads From Eating Your Child’s Brain.
Friday, November 5, 7:00pm
Joy Pullmann is the author of “Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids” and the executive editor of The Federalist, a high-impact online journal of politics, religion, and culture. She is also a founding board member of Redeemer Classical School in Indiana, where her husband is headmaster. The Pullmanns have six children. Mrs. Pullmann is an honors graduate of Hillsdale College who was awarded a Robert Novak fellowship for education reporting. She has appeared on top-rated TV and radio news programs from Fox to NPR, and is at work on her third book, which is about how to transition away from screen-centered living.