Male Student Parent Days July 13-14 2006

Total parents attended-20 (one mother left before eval) 19 evaluations received


(5 is the best, no 1 or 2 scored ) 3 4 5 N/A AVG
1.) Calf Feeding 2 3 13 1 4.6
2.) Parent Support Group 1 2 16 4.8
3.) Parent Seminar 0 4 15 4.8
4.) Meeting with Teachers 2 13 4 4.1
5.) Equine Therapy 0 2 17 4.9
6.) Ropes Activities 1 1 16 1 4.8
7.) Horsemanship 3 4 8 4 4.3
8.) Talent Show 2 7 10 4.4
9.) Meals 0 5 14 4.7
10.) Slide show presentation 0 5 14 4.7
11.) Overall Rating 0 4 13 2 4.8

Parent Comments;


  • Needed an introduction to horsemanship skills, progression etc.
  • We had a wonderful time and learned a lot.
  • Liked most the students interaction with parents, also thought the equine therapy was excellent learning tool.
  • I enjoyed and benefited greatly from the weekend. Highlights included seeing our son’s growth, honesty & insight. Connecting with our son, by means of the cross talk, seminar, & equine, I felt I learned a lot about boundaries.
  • Since this was my fist parent days I don’t have anything to judge it by other than our son’s previous school. The structure and the informality of the sessions made for a very enjoyable and informative visit. I have nothing but the utmost respect for everyone at D.R. Thanks for a great weekend
  • I missed some events due to looking after my other son, but enjoyed the bits I could attend. We are delighted to see improvement in Matthew and have a chance to interact with him in the Ranch activities.
  • We have a lot of confidence in this program. It’s great to talk with other parents who have been through challenging experiences with their kids.
  • Great food, friendly staff, fun and entertaining talent show. Include kids more in parent seminar, but continue to have some parents’ only time.
  • Everything went smoothly the second time around and working in smaller groups we got better & did things quicker. Everything was just wonderful. Thank you to all.
  • We’re going to miss this place & everyone here.
  • Having a parent day just for the boys was very good. We were able to concentrate on issues related to our sons without the extra issues associated with the girls.
  • It was wonderful! Can’t think of anything I’d change.
  • I appreciated the tone that the staff created. The days together provide us with lots of opportunities and experiences to grow as a family. I learned a lot about our family dynamics as well as myself. I appreciated the warmth, openness and directness of staff (all staff). I feel like I get a chance to connect with other parents. This community is special-the warmth and caring are apparent. Thank you all!

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