Middle School Head, Andy Reed, offers helpful, practical, guidance for parents seeking to finish the academic year well under these historically challenging days. Mr. Reed offers advice derived from countless conversations with Heights parents striving to form “men fully alive” during a time more insular than days gone by, and days to come.
The last lecture in our “Foundations of the Man Fully Alive” series explores the theme of friendship in the life of the 21st century boy. What can friendship look like at this age? What does it look like? How do we guide our sons to make and keep the types of friendships that classical authors of old claim as the foundations of an effective civil order and the chief goods of the life well-lived.
In the second of the 2019-20 Lecture Series on Foundations of the Man Fully Alive, Lower School Head, Colin Gleason, discusses the formation of conscience in the young boy. Though we focus, among other things, on the formation of the will at The Heights, the formation of a boy’s moral compass–his conscience–is equally important. The forming of a child’s conscience begins at a very early age. The peer group, school, and culture will all be factors in our children’s moral growth, but no environment will affect the bearings of conscience more than the that of the home.