Family Matters author to speak at Cannon School Thursday evening

The Maria DeHaas Lecture Series at Cannon School


There is no harder job than being a parent.  As the pace of life intensifies and the future grows more unpredictable, parents find it harder to raise children of character, good judgment and resiliency. 

Robert Evans, noted author and psychologist, will offer advice to parents about how they can help their children develop these key life skills.

In his book, Family Matters, Evans outlines a school-family collaboration that supports and guides children through an emphasis on core values and personal responsibility.

“Family Matters, remains one of the best books on parenting that I have read,” said Head of School Matt Gossage.  “Rob will draw from this book as he speaks to us on the topic of parenting through uncertainty.”

Robert Evans, Ed.D., is a clinical and organizational psychologist and director of the Human Relations Service in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  The former high school and preschool teacher has served as a consultant to more than 1,600 schools throughout the United States and around the world offering training and long-term support for teachers, administrators and parents.  His presentations are known for their lively wit and plain talk.  He is the author of many articles and three books, including Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with The Crisis in Childrearing.

The public is invited to attend, so bring a friend!

  • Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Taylor Hall

This free community event is the first presentation of the Maria DeHaas Lecture Series, made possible by the generosity of Dr. Ryan DeHaas and his family and friends through the Maria DeHaas Endowed Fund.

The series will feature talks on topics of importance to families by distinguished speakers who will share their expertise and lead insightful discussions with the Cannon School community and the public.