FULTON, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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, 15-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 said, 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.
For the convenience of parents wishing to attend, the workshop will be offered in both Central Square and Fulton.
The workshop in Central Square will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays from 3:30 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5:30 p.m., beginning March 24 and continuing through April 28 at the Central Square Middle School.
Parent educator Cindy Morabito and intensive parent educator Joli McGrath will facilitate the workshop in Central Square.
The workshop will also be held in Fulton on six consecutive Fridays from 9:30 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 11:30 a.m., beginning April 9 and continuing through May 14 at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, 365 W. First St.
Slimmer will facilitate the workshop in Fulton.
The workshops are free and are open to the public.
For more information, visit www.ccoswego.com
To register for the workshop, contact Morabito, McGrath or Andrea Burritt at Catholic Charities, 598-3980 or [email protected]