Parenting with Purpose

2017-18 Speaker Series


TEENS & TECHNOLOGY: WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS

Speakers: Jessica Wong, Hazelden Betty Ford and Mathew Meyers, Traverse Counseling

Three-part series. All workshops held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Excelsior Elementary Auditorium

    • October 10 - What Kids Do on the Internet and its Impact on Development REGISTER
    • October 17 - Identify Strategies to Keep Technology from Controlling Your Family REGISTER
    • October 24 - Taking Back Control – Create a Family Digital Strategy (Excelsior Cafeteria) REGISTER

FAMILIES FIRST: TAP THE POWER OF PARENT/CHILD CONNECTIONS

Presented by the Search Institute
Thursday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka High School Arts Center

Research-based, everyday ways to become more intentional in forming, strengthening and sustaining strong relationships with your children.

    • Learn the five elements of strong connections
    • Learn what parents overlook, but that kids need
    • Help kids develop key character strengths and skills for success in school, life and work
    • REGISTER

SPARKING THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE
Two Workshops based on The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

  • "Retrain the Brain to Capitalize on Productivity and Performance"
    • Wednesday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Minnetonka High School Cafeteria
  • "A Deeper Dive into Positive Thinking"
    • Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Location TBD


THE BIRDS + BEES FOR PARENTS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL Students

Speaker: Amy Lang
Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka High School Arts Center

Learn:

  • The #1 unavoidable fact about teen sexuality
  • What typical middle school students are up to in the sexuality department
  • The key to getting them to listen to you
  • REGISTER