Upcoming Parent Enrichment Nights

Upcoming Parent Enrichment Nights
Posted on 03/14/2017

Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events sponsored by the parent enrichment committee.

21 March, 6:30-8pm: "How to Talk to Your Racist Uncle" Anti-racism workshop

Co-sponsored by the parent enrichment and diversity committees, this workshop is a comprehensive exploration of how racism shapes American institutions, often without our conscious understanding that it is doing so. The workshop will feature activities for both adults and children, facilitated in different rooms.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 14 at http://www.howtotalktoyourracistuncle.com/registration.html and via email at supermas@gmail.com with number of adults and children attending.

For more details see event flyer.


5 April, 6:30-8pm: "Creating a Context for Social Emotional Learning," with Ilene Schwartz, PhD

Programs and schools that focus on social-emotional learning result in better outcomes for all children. Social-emotional learning helps children learn how to manage emotions, set goals, establish relationships, and make good decisions. Dr. Ilene Schwartz, director of the Haring Center at University of Washington, will discuss a framework that can be used to build a school community that includes all students and families and works toward the goal of ensuring that all children, regardless of ability or background, have access to opportunities to help them excel socially, academically, and emotionally.


25 April, 7pm: "Sex, Tech, and Kids: Raising Informed Kids in the Age of Technology," with Amy Lang, MA

Award-winning parent educator Amy Lang speaks to parents about how to talk to kids about "the birds and bees." She discusses when to start the conversations and how to age-appropriately talk to your kids about it; how media is negatively impacting kids; simple, low-tech things to keep kids healthy and safe online; an easy-to-use birds and bees talk formula; and tips for making the talks easy, fun and actually happen!

Please note that to cover costs for this event, there will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

For more details see event flyer.


23 May, 6:45pm: "Navigating personal technology use in middle schoolers", with Emily Cherkin

Parents of soon-to-be middle schoolers! Are you struggling to respond to the complaint, "But ALL my friends have iPhones...!"? Do you want some tools and strategies for navigating the middle school years AND whether to offer a personal screen device to your not-quite-teenager? Join parent educator Emily Cherkin of the Hallowell-Todaro Center for a talk on navigating these murky waters. Emily will provide guidance, resources, and recommendations for how you and your family can best equip your child for the middle school years when it comes to personal technology. Q&A will follow her talk.

Emily has worked with middle schoolers (and their parents) in a variety of ways for 13 years. In her current role at the Hallowell-Todaro Center, she coaches clients with ADHD, facilitates parent workshops, and runs The Connection Project, a 4-week course for parents on finding balance for their families in the constantly-changing world of screens, technology, and media.

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