New Year Wisdom for Teens - And the Rest of Us

In his new piece in the Jewish Journal entitled New Year Wisdom for Teens – And the Rest of Us, de Toledo's Head of School, Mark Shpall, explores how parents and educators can help build grit and resilience in our teens. 

"Seeing our kids struggle, get frustrated, or become upset is difficult to witness," said Shpall. 

"As a father, I understand the strong urge to solve our kids’ problems for them. However, my time as an educator has confirmed something I’ve known for a long time but struggled to fully accept – that intervening on behalf of our children is not in their best interest."

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Located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the City of Los Angeles in Northern Los Angeles County. de Toledo High School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Builders of Jewish Education (BJE,) and financially supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation.