Parent Education Series 2018
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.
1/29/18: Surviving the High School Transition: Raising a Neurodiverse (ADHD, ASD, LD, mood disorders) Student & Preparing Them for Life After High School
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.
2/28/18: Teen Driving: What do you consider lethal? A talk for parents to attend with their teen driver
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.
3/26/18: Teen Anxiety & Building Resilience
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?
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Leigh Cafetorium
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Date TBD: Well-Balanced Students: Student Cheating as Symptom of Trouble
by Challenge Success
Cheating is a provocative topic without a doubt. We are all aware that cheating happens and perhaps it does not surprise us. But, when students in Advanced Placement and Honors classes resort to cheating to make the ever more illusive A, we may stop to ask what is at play? Is it the increasingly competitive college entrance experience, is it parent pressure and a symptom of cultural norms, or a result of the structure of the education system itself? And, what exactly are the short-term and long-term consequences of cheating?
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