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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