2nd Monday Parent Chat

Next chat: Monday, Dec. 11, 2018

Helping children keep themselves safe at home and in an unsafe world

2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 10-11:30 a.m., 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.

  • August 14, 2017 – Preparing children for a fast start to the school year
  • September 11, 2017 – Your child and the internet; keeping access safe and healthy
  • October 9, 2017 – What parents can do to prevent bullying
  • November 13, 2017 – How children develop self-esteem
  • December 11, 2017 – Helping children keep themselves safe at home and in an unsafe world
  • January 8, 2018 – Being kind to yourself and others
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
Next up:

Helping children keep themselves safe at home and in an unsafe world

10-11:30 am
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
With Judith L. Pitlick, MA, LPCC


Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

  • Transitions
  • Making good choices
  • Developing kindness and empathy
  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

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    Save the Date for HPC Benefit

    Save the date for Nurture, Grow, THRIVE …  a benefit to support Hanna Perkins. Saturday, April 14, 2018.

    Hanna Perkins is honored to present its third biennial Hadden Award to The Grandmothers. The Grandmothers are Early Childhood Consultants and an energetic, experienced group of professionals. Together, they have written over 40 articles and a soon-to-be-released book for parents based on their long-standing connection with Hanna Perkins Center. They offer support and wisdom on issues young children and their parents experience.

    (l. to r.): Ginny Steininger, Kathy Smith Baker, Coordinator Barbara Streeter, Georgianna (Gann) Roberts and Maria Kaiser.

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