Parent Education Series 2017-18
To support our ongoing learning as parents and guides for our children, the Parent Ed team has put together a series of talks on topics that are highly meaningful and relevant for raising teenagers in today’s society. As parents ourselves, we know that we all have full schedules, and have closely vetted all presenters to ensure that these talks are worth your time. Mark your calendar and see you soon.
by Jan Johnston-Tyler
Jan is the founder and CEO of EvoLibri, which serves youth ages 14 into adulthood and author of “The Mom’s Guide to Aspergrer’s Syndrom.”
The talk is an opportunity to gather information and resources on how to offer your student the help and support they need. Specifically, learn essentials for making the post high-school transition more smooth, and learn about programs and tools available to assist with workplace and college success.
by Impact Teen Drivers
Come learn about the importance of parents as the number one influencer of teen driving behavior, strategies for keeping your youth safe on the roads, current research and trends in teen driving, and how YOU can help stop the #1 killer of teens in American-reckless and distracted driving.
by Lisa Macedo, LMFT from Palo Alto Teen Therapy Center and AnaMaria Guevara, LCSW from Thrive: Healing Center for Families & Children
It is estimated that at least 20% of all teens are currently suffering from anxiety in the United States. Making matters worse, anxiety and depression are often a package deal. This talk is an opportunity to learn more about what is anxiety and who gets it? Are some teens at higher risk? Who are they? And, most importantly, how can parents help?
by Lorea Martinez, PhD,Social Emotional Learning Consultant from SixSeconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Leigh Cafetorium
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Decades of research point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the pack. Emotional Intelligence includes skills such as communicating and listening well, showing empathy, navigating conflicts or having a positive outlook. Emotional intelligence can be developed and learned at any age.
Teaching teens to understand and handle emotions improves mental health. Teens who received emotional intelligence training in school had improved scores on several measures of emotional well-being, including less anxiety, depression and social stress, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
This will be an interactive talk that will enable you to not only walk away with a clear understanding of emotional intelligence, but empowered with tools to start practicing the skills for yourself, and to support your child’s social and emotional growth for a more successful and joyful life.