Second Monday Parent Chat

Preparing For the Endless Summer

10 – 11:30 am
Monday, May 14, 2018

For younger school-age children, summer seems to last forever. They may look forward to it, but they also may have strong feelings about missing the teacher, classroom friends and the comfortable routine of school. For parents, summer can feel like a full-time job of keeping children busy – while trying to find the right balance between not having enough for them to do and having too much. This is the last parent chat of the school year – a good time to talk about summer vacation.

This discussion will offer insights on:

  • Helping younger students say goodbye to teachers and school friends
  • Striking a balance between not having enough to do and having too many scheduled activities
  • Finding activities that are fun but still educational
  • Working with children to accomplish summer reading and other school requirements
About 2nd Monday Parent Chat:

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 am, 2nd Monday of each month, August-May
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.

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Ethical Issues in Working with Children


Saturday, February 3


Time: 8:45 a.m. – Registration and Sign-In
9 a.m. until noon – Session

Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)

Presenter:   Victoria Todd: MSW, Child and Adult Psychoanalyst

Credentials:  This session is 3 hours/CEU meeting the Ethic requirements set by the Ohio CSWMFT; approval # RCS091602

This workshop will discuss the principles and standards of ethics for psychoanalysts, psychologists and social workers; and how these ethical principles relate to work with children and their parents.

Ethics is not just a matter of crossing sexual boundaries. Other issues that must be considered include: How our illnesses and life stresses impact the work; separation in treatment/abandonment of the patient; the wish to parent the child (and possibly the parent); gifts from the child and/or parents as well as the wish to give gifts to the child/parent.

What about dual relationships? What if our values are different from those of the families? Is self-disclosure helpful to the patient, or a narcissistic interference in clinical work? What can you say when asked about your personal life?

Cost:   Pre-registration $75.00
Cost:   At the door $85.00

Free on-site parking

Secure on-line registration

 

 

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Same price for you and a little help for the families we serve.

Amazon Smile is the charitable portal you can use to access the online retailer. When you do, a non-profit organization of your choice will receive a donation based on a percentage of what you spend. You get the same shopping experience, the same prices and all the usual features of Amazon – and a bit of what you spend comes back to Hanna Perkins, where the money is used to provide scholarships and underwrite the services we provide to Northeast Ohio children and families.

2nd Monday Parent Chat


Next chat: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Be Kind to Yourself and Others


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.
Dates:

  • 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 feel safe in the world and at home
  • February 12 – Be kind to yourself and others
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018

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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