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How can parents raise confident children?

There are ways to foster confidence in your child that will bolster their performance in all facets of life. Jennifer Hallman, Middle School theater teacher, shares tips on how parents can help their sons shine on and off the stage. This piece originally appeared in IN Magazine.

Fords in Four: Bob Blakely '59

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Bob Blakely '59 shares the start of his interests in racing and rowing at Haverford, which led to setting a 300 MPH record on the Bonneville Salt Flats and being part of the founding of the Head of the Charles Regatta.   

Fords in Four: Anthony Youngblood '98

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Anthony Youngblood '98 shares his belief in his country and offers tips to inspire service in others.

Fords in Four: Piruz Partow '94

In Fords in Four, we ask an alum four questions; he shares insights and stories. Piruz Partow '94, executive director of Brooklyn Music School, shares his favorite Haverford memories and victories, as well as the lessons he learned and connections he built at the School. 

Fords in Four: Tom Caruso '06

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he provides insights and stories. In this blog post, Tom Caruso '06 discusses lessons of creativity, persistence, and personal strength he learned at Haverford that still serve him in his winemaking career and helped him in founding his own label, Pray Tell Wines.

How Can Parents Encourage Inquiry in Their Child?

There are ways to encourage inquiry in your child that will support their learning across disciplines and well into their future. Dr. Daniel Goduti, head of the science department, shares ways to keep your child engaged in scientific thought. This piece originally appeared in Main Line Today.

Virtue of the year: compassion

Student Body President Vincent Scauzzo kicked off Opening Day with this speech announcing compassion as the virtue of the year and encouraging fellow students to focus on learning, growing, and making new friends. 

Fords in Four: Garrett Snider '14

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Garrett Snider '14, founder of the Childhood Resilience Foundation, shares his memories and lessons from Haverford, as well as how his time at the School influenced the creation of his foundation.