The Whole Child - Raising Kids Who Thrive!
Join us for this year's Parent University, a fun, half day event for parents with students of any age that provides knowledge and advice from community experts through a series of free workshops focusing on student's educational experience and well-being.
Location: Stoneham Central Middle School
Childcare Provided by Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield
Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International
Ty Sells is an individual who cares deeply for the well being of youth. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and works for the drug prevention/ youth leadership program, Youth to Youth International. He has spoken at hundreds of school assemblies and presented conference keynotes throughout the world, including every state in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Canada, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and Italy. Now he will be sharing his message with us.
Successful Transitions - Getting Kindergarten Ready!
Learn what teachers really expect from your child when they walk in the door in September. What developmental skills does your child need to be a successful student? What can you do at home to get them ready? Learn this and more at this workshop
Presenter: Debbie Sharp, M. Ed
Healthy Balance: Screen Time & Youth
Increasingly, data suggests that exposing youth to large amounts of time in front of screens (TV, computer, tablet, or smart phone) can have negative effects on physical and mental development including issues with memory, attention, and language skills. This workshop is designed to provide the tools and vocabulary needed for children and adolescents to make wise choices about balancing daily screen use, while focusing more attention on exercise and nutrition.
Presenter: Cory Mashburn, Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth
Bullying and the Power Differential
Many adults and parents struggle with understanding the cause of bullying. This workshop addresses the dynamics between bullies and victims and explores the role bystanders play. Practical suggestions to deal with bullying will be given.
Presenter: Cory Mashburn, Massachusetts Partnership for Youth
The Secret Lives of Teens & Tweens
This presentation is designed for parents and other caring adults and focuses on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults can effectively support the teens in their lives.
Mattleman covers topics such as depression, anxiety, 'acting out' behaviors, drug and alcohol use , and more. Participants will leave the workshop with:
Strategies they can implement immediately
New ways of understanding teens and their behaviors
Innovative techniques for engaging teens
Confidence, courage, and new language to use with teens