The Parent Education Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County will be offering an informative workshop that will be of interest to all parents and/or guardians of teenagers.
Entitled Active Parenting for Teens, the six-day, fifteen-hour workshop is designed specifically to educate parents on how to properly prepare their teenagers so that they will develop into productive young adults.
Program Director, Kevin Slimmer, explains. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The purpose of the Active Parenting for Teens workshop is to support the development of human potential through family structure by providing parents with the information and skills needed to prepare children who will develop the qualities necessary for thriving in a democratic society; cooperation, courage, and responsibility. This workshop will be very beneficial for parents and guardians of children ages 10 through 18.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The workshop will focus on the following topics:
– Developing effective encouragement skills
– Communication skills that win cooperation
– How to teach your child to respect you
– The three keys to your childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s self-esteem
– Discipline methods that work
– How to avoid anger
– Teaching you child responsibility
– How to effectively handle the challenges of sex, drugs, self-esteem, obedience, courage and respect.
The Active Parenting for Teens workshop will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5:30 p.m., beginning December 9th and continuing through January 13th at the Central Square Middle School. Parent Educator, Cindy Morabito and Intensive Parent Educator, Joli McGrath will facilitate the workshop.
The Active Parenting for Teens workshop is free of charge and is open to the public. For more information, or to register for the workshop, you may contact Cindy Morabito or Joli McGrath at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, 598-3980.
Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego CountyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.