Parenting is a complex, ever-evolving, and wildly-rewarding job. But there’s no doubt that as our sons grow, we too need to grow as parents. The St. Mark’s Parents’ Association’s Parent Speaker Series is designed to offer parents interesting and timely information about raising children in our fast-paced world. Throughout the school year, parents will have the opportunity to hear from national and local experts on a variety of topics all aimed at helping each of our sons on his Path to Manhood.

Upcoming Events

October 29, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
Dr. Jean Twenge
The author of iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood will share her extensive research about the societal effects of smartphones on the younger generation and how parents can best adapt their parenting styles to be most effective.
Location: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Theater (Hockaday)
Click here to register online. 


November 10 and 11, 2019
Documentary Screening
Families are invited to Studio Movie Grill on Royal Lane for a private screening of LIKE, a documentary about the impact of social media on our lives (appropriate for ages 10 and up).


January 22, 2020, 8:15 a.m.
Joint St. Mark’s/Hockaday Parents’ Association Meeting
The Parents' Associations of St. Mark's and Hockaday will hold their annual joint meeting and welcome a special guest speaker. 
Location: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Theater (Hockaday)


Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
Authors of The Self-Driven Child, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, will talk about the science and sense of giving your kids more control over their lives.
Location: Decherd Auditorium

Previous Events

Counseling Coffees
As the 2019–2020 school year began, St. Mark's parents gathered on campus throughout September for Counseling Coffees, where members of the Counseling Office provided insight into the emotional and developmental growth and challenges of boys in each grade.

2018–2019 Speakers
Through the coordination of the Hockaday and St. Mark’s Parents’ Associations, the Parent Education Speaker Series hosted five events during the 2018–2019 school year featuring world-renowned doctors, authors, educators, psychologists, and parenting experts:
  • Dr. Hal Urschel ’77 explained substance abuse and the dangerous new trend of vaping.
  • Anya Kamenetz spoke about how to balance screen time.
  • Dr. Wendy Mogel explained how tone and voice can change a conversation.
  • Dr. Kristen Ohlenforst showed ways to identify and address anxiety in children.
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims shared cautionary tales of overparenting from her time as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen.

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10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

214-346-8000

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.