School is Just Beginning and I’m Already Worried!

Young parents generally see themselves as either a public-school family or private-school family, a preference often based on their own school experience. Self-proclaimed private-school families sometimes choose a school based on family loyalties, location, or extra-curricular activities, or they may shop for a school that reflects their family’s priorities and values.

Families who assumed they would attend the neighborhood public school are often unsettled as they find themselves considering private school. It’s only after realizing their child is not a good candidate for the traditional public school that they begin their search.

As a school leader, I always recommend that parents begin their search by discovering what approach and environment will support their child’s success. If a public school is the right fit, then free is better. If it is not the right fit, then free is too high a price. When children struggle early on in school, those struggles almost always escalate until it affects not only the student’s learning, but also their self-concept and behaviors. The added financial considerations of a private school can be a stretch for many families, but when it comes to our children, that no-matter-what-it-takes gene seems to kick in.

A guide to your child’s successful school experience is now available. This book provides short, easily accessible chapters targeting your most pressing concerns:

How do I foster creativity in my child?
Is there a secret to getting my child to focus?
What if my child is being bullied, or being accused of bullying?
Will my child eventually settle in and overcome school anxieties?
And, most importantly, how can my child have a successful school experience?

If you are a forward-thinking parent who wants more for your children – if you are a parent frustrated with the hit-or-miss of your child’s educational experience – this book will come as a reassurance, a relief, and an answer for how to improve your child’s entire learning experience. You’ll find answers that may both surprise you and have you thinking, “Well, that makes sense!”

Fifty percent of American children are unable to cope! What does this mean for our children? How can we equip them with the skills necessary to successfully navigate their ever-changing world? In her groundbreaking work, "A Common Sense Education in Uncommon Times: Caulbridge," author, parent, and education expert Debra Lambrecht takes on these questions. Ms. Lambrecht has 40 years of experience working with schools and youth leaders in meeting the needs of children. Witnessing the growing concern of children who are ill-equipped for learning and a school system which has become unable to adapt, Debra launched a private school here in Marin, California as part of a larger social mission to build a network of Caulbridge Schools.

Caulbridge School Open House

Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

Visit our beautiful nature campus, meet our teachers and learn about our education approach.

Childcare Available, Please RSVP to –

First day of School is Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Summer tours available. Now enrolling TK/Kindergarten, and Grades One, Two and Three for the 2019-20 school year. A Private TK-8 School.