Dr. Luthar on The State of Pelham’s Youth

On Monday June 10, parents, school administrators, and mental health professionals gathered at The Picture House to hear researcher and leading expert Dr. Suniya Luthar present Pelham Together’s recent survey results and report on how Pelham teens feel about friendship, academic pressure, social media, substance use, and emotional well-being. 

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Laura Caruso
ADOPT-A-THON at SummerFest!!

This just keeps getting better!! Enter your dog in the Dog Show because it's SO FUN. Don't have a dog? Need another dog? COME CHECK OUT THE ADOPT-A-THON!! Sophia Fronce will be bringing dogs from Recycled Paws for you to check out - maybe even adopt!! (after paperwork and approvals. . . dogs can be yours in about a week)

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Laura Caruso
Dr. Luthar Shares Insight About Pelham Teens

“Resilience rests fundamentally on relationships,” and, as Dr. Luthar suggested, those relationships are the primary influencers on our kids’ behaviors and outcomes. Pelham kids are doing pretty well compared to other like schools, yet there are aspects of parent relationships, peer relationships and school climate that, if focused on, will make the largest impact on well-being outcomes for our kids.

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Laura Caruso
Do Kid Smartphone Initiatives Work?

Kate (Ashford) Carpenter investigates how effective some of the campaigns to delay phone use for kids have been in different communities. Sparking local dialogue and connecting as a community might be some of the best outcomes so far. Want to be part of a Pelham conversation on this issue? Contact Pelham mom, Liza Benner, at lizabenner@gmail.com.

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Rosalind Wiseman Visits Pelham!!

Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author, speaker, and educator, spoke to Pelham parents on Monday, May 20, 2019 at The Manor Club on issues of parenting young people in today’s world, teen dynamics, and raising ethical young leaders. A lively Q&A and book signing followed her presentation. Read more to find her slide show available. Thank you to PEF and Pelham Middle School for our partnership in making this happen!

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