Parent Support Group

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Boulder Parent Support Groups Make a Difference

A Unique and Effective Resource for Parents

When teens have different needs, start disengaging from school, require a new approach, or are taking an unfamiliar path to adulthood, parents need support. At September School, we’ve found the best help they can get comes from other parents in a similar situation. By supporting each other, our students’ parents can be part of the September School experience, too.

Helping Adults with Adolescence

It may seem like a long time ago now, but we’re sure most adults distinctly remember what it was like to be in high school. Good or bad, people are rarely indifferent about this time! Your teen is going through the same process, but they may be exhibiting coping skills or behavior you’re not sure how to deal with.

When it comes to parent support groups, September School is unique in helping parents connect and communicate about the issues they face with their teens. We offer a completely informal, safe, and confidential place to sit and share concerns and views as you work your way through this time. Our parents meet regularly and share experiences, successes, struggles, and everyday thoughts and actions with each other. Above all, we help each other know we’re not alone. The September School community is tight-knit and dedicated to the success of our students. Parent support groups give a solid footing to our adults, which in turn brings stability, guidance, and comfort to our teens.

Led by the former dean of September School, licensed counselor Leslie Gustason, our parent support groups meet about at month at a bar in Boulder, CO, for an informal conversation and a beer. Like the approach September School embraces, these meetings are about building relationships and embracing the diversity that helps us all create a stronger community.

Support in a Time of Growth

As a parent, you are a major influencer of your teen’s life. Don’t let the attitude or back talk fool you—your teenager wants your approval and support! They want you to be proud, but they also need space.

If you are a September School parent or you are considering our school, we strongly urge you to also become part of one of the area’s most progressive parent support groups. As you work to support your teen, this informal, confidential program is in place to help you. It’s not easy being a parent, and we are here to help support you and get you involved in your teen’s academic and social success.

Welcoming You and Your Teenager to September School

As a private high school in Boulder that prioritizes social and emotional learning as highly as academic growth, we support all types of teenagers from our community. We are proud to welcome a wide range of students including academically gifted, those with learning disabilities, straight, gay, and every race and gender. Whatever your teen’s needs, we’re here to help them grow.

September School is home to teens in grades 9-12 who exhibit aptitude, learning disabilities, boredom, frustration, or bullying. It’s not uncommon that our students are dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression, or drug abuse. Our students include straight, LGBTQ+, and trans teens. Young women and men of all races walk our halls and are part of our community.

Through collaborative practice, social justice, equity, and activism, September School supports our fantastic students and, in turn, helps them become even more impressive young adults. By fostering community involvement, including our parent support group, we help bring a wide variety of viewpoints together. We’re dedicated to working with each other to lift one another up. By relating and communicating effectively, we can all grow—and help our teens grow and succeed, too!

If you are a September School parent or you are considering our school, we strongly urge you to also become part of one of the area’s most progressive parent support groups. As you work to support your teen, this informal, confidential program is in place to help you. It’s not easy being a parent, and we are here to help support you and get you involved in your teen’s academic and social success.

Leslie Gustason is a licensed counselor that works alongside students and parents to support their needs. With every counseling session and meeting, everything is strictly confidential.

For more information on how to join our Parent Support Group, email Leslie.

Contact Leslie or contact Eve to find out more about our parent support group’s role in the school and how this critical program helps parents and teenagers become more confident and comfortable in moving forward. To learn more about the school or arrange a visit, call us at (303) 443-9933 or email Ali. We’re all in this together.

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