Parents in Partnership STILL A GO for Saturday

Parents in Partnership, a free parenting seminar, is designed to provide tips and strategies to assist parents with the challenging job of raising children.
 
The seminar is free to any parent living in the Glenview area and will be held at Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Avenue, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8 am-12 pm. A continental breakfast will be provided free of charge to all attendees.
 
This year’s program provides educational workshop led by experts in the field in the following areas: Stress and Anxiety; Social Emotional Learning; and Technology. Please click here for the full program. 

The morning will be kicked off by Renee Z. Dominguez, PhD, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Executive Director of the Family Service Center of Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, and Kenilworth (FSC). Dr. Dominguez will provide a keynote address on the following:
 
“Well-intended parents, unintended consequences:  Context and considerations for raising emotionally healthy children in a competitive, high achieving, and digitally driven world”
Remaining focused, grounded, and present for our children has become increasingly difficult in a world where information sharing and gathering is accessible with one touch.  Similarly, our children are bombarded by snapshot images and messages that perpetuate the inaccurate perception that other people’s lives are perfect, thereby undermining their own real experiences with being human and imperfect.  In this keynote address, Dr. Dominguez will discuss the challenging social context in which we are parenting and our children are developing.  She will offer key strategies to employ as we navigate these rough waters.
 
Following a general session to start the day, attendees will have the opportunity to attend breakout presentations from a list of approximately 25 sessions. There will be a wide range of offerings for parents of children birth through 8th grade. Educational and parenting experts will lead those sessions. 

A listing of all the sessions can be found here. For more information, you may also contact Jenn Nimke, Director of Communications, at jnimke@glenview34.org  
 
This is the 20th year District 34 has held Parents in Partnership, an effort first started by former Hoffman Principal Mark Walther as a way to bring the parenting community together to learn about issues impacting their children. This will be the final year of the program as the district moves forward with its commitment to offering parent education more frequently throughout a school year.