What parents are most concerned about today

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What parents are most concerned about today

I think parents' concerns have become a little bit skewed in today's society. They want them to be at the top. They want them to achieve, but at the expense of joy and learning and pleasure in going to school and understanding how they can function in society. I wish more parents would worry about whether their children were good and not just smart. I wish there were more parents that were concerned about whether their children were kind and not just competitive. So one of the things that I would say is children deserve more perspective than they're getting. They need more honesty in their lives, but they also need more realistic expectations. And in that way, children can be good. They can be kind. They can be smart, because they're all smart about something. All good at doing something. And they have the intrinsic ability to be kind to others.

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Now starting her forty-second year, Reveta Bowers is the Head of School at The Center for Early Education, an urban pre-school through 6th grade Los Angeles independent school with 538 students. Devoted to children and education, Ms. Bowers served and has served on a number of boards. She is currently on Board of Overseers of the UCLA Healthcare System, on the founding board of the African American Board Leadership Institute and the board of the FEDCO Charitable Foundation. She just completed serving as Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the California Community Foundation. A past president and former secretary of The Educational Records Bureau Board, Reveta Bowers was also a member of the Advisory Board to the Klingenstein Center at Teacher’s College for ten years. She served as an outside director on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company for ten years and is a former member of the Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood and Windward School boards. Reveta was on the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education board, and the boards of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls and the Country Day Headmaster’s Association. She served as a trustee and treasurer of the NAIS Board, and as past president of the California Association of Independent Schools. For the past thirteen years she has also been on the faculty of the NAIS Institute for New Heads where she serves as the Lead Faculty member. One of her proudest career moments was receiving the NAIS Diversity Leadership Award in 2009. She has had a long and rewarding career in independent schools and finds her work with organizations supporting education, students, parents, community and Board work to be continually inspiring.

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