Santa Rosa Academy is hosting an outstanding Character Speaker for Parents!

We have invited Hal Urban, a nationally know character education proponent, to speak to our parents on Monday, July 31 from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Our Executive Director has him speak several times in Washington, D.C, and highly recommends parents to attend. Santa Rosa Academy is paying for the event which is free for parents.  Read more about Dr. Hal Urban at

Though not required, we hope you will RSVP here:


10 Suggestions for Parents

Dr. Hal Urban

The spoken word is far more powerful and life-impacting than most people realize. This is particularly true in families, especially in the raising of kids. Your words – whether good or bad – penetrate. And they’re remembered for a long time.

Words have the power to destroy or heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

– Siddhartha Gautama

Hal Urban has spent all of his adult life with kids – as a teacher for 36 years and as a father for longer. And because of a life-changing experience he had when younger, he has devoted countless hours to studying the impact of words in all aspects of life.

In his first book, the best-selling Life’s Greatest Lessons, he wrote a chapter about the power of words. His publisher then asked him to write an entire book about the subject. The result was another best-seller: Positive Words, Powerful Results.

Please join us on July 31 as Dr. Urban shares his upbeat and entertaining advice about the types of words that bring out the best in our kids. Among the topics covered will be:

Toxic or nourishing words?           • The “magic question” at the dinner table
Asking good questions                   • Catching our kids doing something right
Body language and tone                • Words that make us laugh
Correcting with gentle words       • Modeling language you want your kids to use