Parent Education: Book Club – The Strength Switch by Lea Waters


We are excited to announce that our first parent book club will be starting this semester, as announced before the break. The first session will be on Tuesday, January 12, at 8:30 am. Sign-ups are required as space is limited.

The Book

For this first parent book club, we have selected the book “The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish” by Lea Waters. 

Practical tips for parents from the wise and wonderful Lea Waters! So many parents, including me, struggle to translate scientific research into real-world strategies. This terrific book not only helps us understand ourselves and our children better but also makes that understanding actionable!”‘

—Angela Duckworth, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller Grit

What Will You Learn?

In her book, psychologist and leading expert on strength-based parenting, Lea Waters, provides real-world strategies and scenarios founded in scientific research. The many practical and actionable tips provided in the book will teach parents how building on their child’s strengths helps them succeed.

Sign Up

As the book club will be limited to 10 participants to facilitate discussions, we encourage you to fill out this form as soon as possible if you are interested in participating. Please also indicate if you would be interested in borrowing a copy of the book from the school. We have a limited number of hardback copies to lend to participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Otherwise, parents may want to purchase the eBook or audiobook version on Amazon. 


David Carpenter, our elementary school counselor, will facilitate the book club, which is suitable for parents of children in all grades and divisions.


  • Session 1 – Tuesday, January 12, 8:30 – 9:30 am

A meet and greet and book check-out for those that are borrowing a copy from school. The group will determine areas of focus together at the first meeting. 

  • Session 2 – Tuesday, February 2, 8:30 – 9:30 am
  • There will be additional book club sessions after Tet. The book club will jointly determine how often and which dates. 

Please submit your interest in this form. 

Thank you,

Tanya Olander 

Communications Officer