Parkside Blog

  • Many children fidget, and these days many children are being diagnosed as having attention issues and ADHD. But is that the real problem? In this important article, Angela Hanscom offers an alternative approach that is profoundly simple and effective.

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  • Four early influences helped shape the Google CEO’s world view and turn him into a change agent, writes Carol Sanford. View the Full Article

  • Pathway to Adolescence

    When: Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-8pm Where: Parkside By: Bethany Prescott For: Parents of children 8-12 years old

    Please RSVP via your online volunteer account. 

    Our children are growing in so many wild and wonderful ways as they head towards adolescence. In this workshop, we’ll talk honestly about what it means to be a tween and teenager, and what they need from us as parents.

    Please join us for this FREE parent workshop. There will be no childcare, so please make arrangements. Please RSVP.


    Parkside’s Annual Holiday Bazaar

    Thursday, December, 20th 8am – 2pm

    Join us for last minute Christmas shopping, homemade tamales and tacos. A plethora of gifts ranging from $2 – $150 awaits you. Each vendor will donate 20% of their sales from the day back to Parkside so stop by for lunch and shopping!

    Click on each vendor to get a sneak preview from their website:

    PJ Crafts – crocheted dolls & animals Delightfully Delicious Treats – former Parkside student Faith Pinnow will be selling delectable flavored chocolates Yoga [...]
  • Your Extraordinary Family Life: A Parenting Workshop Tips and tools for creating more ease, joy, connection, and love every single day!”

    Location: Parkside Date / Time: Thursday, November 7th, 6:30 – 8:00pm Description: This is going to be a high-energy, nuts-and-bolts talk packed with actionable wisdom and some ideas for making life with little ones really spectacular. This will be  an informative and inspirational talk that will get you flowing as a family.

    You will leave with the skills to: >>Minimize meltdowns >>Support your little ones when they are [...]

  • Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30-8:00pm Presented by Dr. Linda SwankPlease RSVP

    The development of the New Millennial Brain is very different from the development of human brains in the past. Archeologists estimate that modern humans have been on the Earth for about 200,000 years. For most of that time, humans interacted closely with the rhythms of nature. Even our public school schedule was designed in the 19th-century to accommodate morning chores and harvest schedules.

    Our New Millennial Brain children are being exposed [...]

  • The Parkside Group

    Austin Families in Nature is a program designed to help get families outside to learn, play and volunteer together. It was started in 2008 by Parkside parent Heather Kuhlken, and will be the recipient of the 2013 John Covert Watson Award for Vision in Connecting Children to Nature this September.

    This fall, AFiN will be starting a new group just for Parkside families and will include families with children of any [...]

  • Parkside Campus will be hosting a few summer camps. Take a look at what is available. You may also check out the bulletin board in the hallway for other camps.


    Cielo Room (upstairs) Ages 6-12 years …Summer Voice & Theater Workshops taught by Camille Latour. These Montessori based programs are designed for children who love the Performing Arts! They provide an excellent opportunity for children to focus on skill building and JOY in a safe and supportive atmosphere without the pressure of a [...]


    Friday – Saturday (March  22-23)

    Click here for printable PDF of information.

    What is it?

    Youth Campground of Pedernales Falls State Park is reserved for our Community Camping Friday and/or Saturday Nights Swimming in the River Pot Luck Dinner Saturday Evening Songs around the campfire with Joe & Parkside Players (this means you)

    Directions to the Park (about 40 miles):

    MAP to Park From Austin – Hwy 290 West to Johnson City, 26.6 miles (past Dripping Springs) Turn Right on FM 3232 (brown Park sign) [...]

“Joe! You will always be Zeus in my eyes. You changed my life. You shaped my life in so many ways. ”
Love, Jayan