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Robert S. Hyer Elementary

Parent Education Committee

The purpose of the Parent Education Committee (PEC) is to provide speakers, educational programs and resources to HPISD families concerning topics relevant to raising our children to become healthy and responsible young adults.
Keana Meyer, PEC Chair, keana@morganmeyerfortexas.com
Jennie Elverum, PEC Elect, JElverum@gmail.com

Hyer Huskies Red Ribbon Week 

October 23rd -27th, 2017


P.E.C. Recommended Book List
Public and Permanent by Richard Guerry

Public and Permanent is the first book to boldly address the very dark areas of the digital world and shows how all digital citizens can avoid becoming victims of any cybercrime. If offers a raw and uncensored glimpse into the digital black market and sheds light on the terrifying reality that digital citizens are often the victim of cyber crime because of their friends, family and neighbors hand-deliver their private content to criminals.
Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma

Dismayed at the attitude of entitlement that had crept into her home, Kay Wyma got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her five kids to basic life skills and the ways meaningful work can increase earned self-confidence and concern for others.
Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax

Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that literally is toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to video games, to medication.

Girls on the Edge by Dr. Leonard Sax

Young women are at risk today. In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity and obsessed with grades or Facebook. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities, and more.
Clean by David Sheff

Sheff asserts that addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science -- not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience and medicine, Clean is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment of addiction and the mental illnesses that usually accompany it.
Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder by Johanna Kandel

Johanna Kandel, founder and executive director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, struggled with her eating disorder for ten years before finally getting help. Now, fully recovered, Kandel knows firsthand how difficult the healing process can be. Through her work with The Alliance--leading support groups, speaking nationwide and collaborating with professionals in the field--she's developed a set of practical tools to address the everyday challenges of recovery.
Click here for a list of additional books on the P.E.C. list.