The Boys Lab

Jennifer Wallace - February 21, 2024 @7PM

Jennifer Wallace is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, "Never Enough: When achievement Pressure Becomes Toxic - and What We Can Do About It.".
Jennifer joined FCDS virtually and led a discussion on why parents feel so pressured to help boys succeed, the impact of excessive achievement pressure on boys and why "mattering" is the key to family well-being. 

Parents took away practical advice and actionable steps on how to align values that support a sustainable life and the importance of maintaining the resilience and mental health of primary caregivers when a child is in distress.
Fairfield Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, all-boys day school in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Founded in 1936 by Laurence W. Gregory, the school has admitted only boys since its inception. As per our mission: Fairfield Country Day School provides an educational community dedicated to the development of impactful young leaders of character and purpose; ready to face the everyday challenges and pivotal turning points of their lifetime with confidence, courage and compassion. Its balanced and challenging program is designed to help each student expand his desire and ability to acquire knowledge, capture his imagination, stimulate his curiosity and creativity, and enhance his self-esteem and respect for others. Each boy’s individual growth is encouraged in an environment that anticipates the future while appreciating the past.

FCDS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

FCDS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.