Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages

February 8, 6:30-8:30 pm

Parents of children who are dual language learners often have questions about how to support their children’s bilingual development. Come find answers to common questions and hands-on strategies to help promote your children learning and loving two or more languages!

Dawn HendricksPresenter Dr. Dawn Hendricks co-wrote the country’s first bilingual Early Reading First project, leading a team that established 20 model bilingual classrooms that received national recognition.

Parenting Wonderful Kids Through Family Meetings

February 15, 7:00-8:00 pm

Family meetings provide the time and place to make vital connections, to build the family parents want and children need. They provide a way to talk about parents’ values, to learn what’s going on with your children and to follow through on decisions made together. Come and learn more about how to hold great family meetings.

Presenter Katherine Foldes has over 20 years of experience organizing Family Meetings and Family Meeting Workshops. She is the author of The Family Meeting Handbook.

Face Time: Parenting in an Age of Digital Attachment

March 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

Technology is here to stay and is a part of all our lives. Come for a far-from-anti-technology talk geared toward what your child is facing and how to help them face it with their health and wellbeing intact. Information on how technology impacts physiology, brain function, relationships, and sense of self will be center stage.

Doreen Dodgen-MageePresenter Doreen Dodgen-Magee is a psychologist and nationally recognized presenter and author in the area of technology and its impact on humans.

How to Help Children Deal with Bullying

April 3, 7:00-8:30 pm

Bullying is debilitating and pervasive. Identify tools to effectively eliminate it and empower your child.

LeezaPresenter Leeza Steindorf is an international speaker and expert in communication, conflict management, and teaching and parenting strategies. She is the author of Connected Parent, Empowered Child: Five Keys to Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids.

Positivity, Self-Esteem and Consequences: Helping Our Children Grow

April 12, 6:30-9:00 pm

Kids learn to value themselves, view the world positively and take ownership of their behavior. Preparing them with tools will set them on a positive strong path.

LeezaPresenter Leeza Steindorf is an international speaker and expert in communication, conflict management, and teaching and parenting strategies. She is the author of Connected Parent, Empowered Child: Five Keys to Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids.

Communication and Conflict Resolution

April 24, 7:00-8:30 pm

Learn the myths and truths of conflict and how to deal with it, and dissolve it, effectively. Even elementary age children can participate in effective communication and conflict resolution.

LeezaPresenter Leeza Steindorf is an international speaker and expert in communication, conflict management, and teaching and parenting strategies. She is the author of Connected Parent, Empowered Child: Five Keys to Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids.

Countdown to Kindergarten- Preparing Your Child

May 23, 6:30-8:00 pm

Parents will learn strategies for fostering their child’s school readiness, while focusing on the “whole” child. We will discuss simple, effective ways in which parents can help prepare their child for school in all areas: academics, social/emotional, and physical. Parents will leave with the simple tools and know-how for helping their child make a smooth transition into kindergarten.

Presenter Jeri Lyn Davis is a Kindergarten teacher with the Beaverton School District.