Please join us for our annual Parent Information Series for adults, where several experts from our community will present on topics important to parents and educators.
All sessions are free; no registration for in-person events is required, but space is limited. Most sessions are held at Cedar Mill Library’s meeting rooms, and our final session is online only. Adults only please, as content is appropriate for parents and adults caring for kids/teens.
Questions? Please contact: AskUsCMLYouth@wccls.org
The Impact of Technology on the Child/Teen Brain
This presentation looks at the current mental health of our children/teenagers in connection with the influence of technology. We explore how video games impact the brain and we discuss simple rules and tips that parents can implement to help offset the challenges of technology. Presented by Shawn Marshall.
Tues, April 18 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Elm & Oak Meeting Rooms
View Tips for Technology handout (PDF)
Anxious Children, Confident Parenting
Worry and parenting seem to go hand-in-hand. It’s not uncommon for parents of children who struggle with anxiety to feel stressed, uncertain, and anxious themselves. In this presentation, we’ll strengthen your understanding of anxiety and guide you toward greater confidence in being the strong and steady guide your children need. Presented by Allan Cordova.
Wed, April 26 | 6:30-7:30 PM| Elm & Oak Meeting Rooms
View Slide Presentation (PDF)
Turning Your Teen's Stress into Growth: 5 Effective Ways to Help Your Teen Manage their Negative Experiences and Build More Resilience
Today’s teens and tweens are experiencing unprecedented rates of anxiety, depression, and stress. While it’s hard to see our kids struggle, it’s also important to remember that their difficulties are also the seeds of resilience and maturity. In this dynamic and empowering presentation, Yshai Boussi will share 5 ways to help your teen develop more confidence in their ability to manage difficult feelings and experiences. Learn practical and relevant strategies in a safe and judgment free environment. Presented by Yshai Boussi, LPC.
Wed, May 3 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Elm & Oak Meeting Rooms
View Teen Stress handout (PDF)
Supporting Your Child's Literacy in Kindergarten-3rd grade
Find out more about your child’s literacy development and their progress towards becoming an independent reader. Learn how the Science of Reading can help you support your child’s literacy development in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Free resources available through the National Center on Improving Literacy will be provided. Presented by Rachell Keys.
Thurs, May 11 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Elm & Oak Meeting Rooms
View Slide Presentation (PPT)
Skills for the End of Kindergarten | Skills for the End of 1st Grade
Skills for the End of 2nd Grade | Skills for the End of 3rd Grade
The Simple View of Reading (PDF)
Science of Reading Basics (PDF)
Learning About Your Child’s Reading Development (PDF)
Toddler Talk (online)
Join this fun workshop to understand your toddler’s world and transform tantrums, hitting, biting, and screaming. Let’s laugh together and support one another to make raising a toddler more enjoyable, and support children who thrive. Presented by Megan Barella.
Tues, May 16 | 6:30-7:30 PM | ONLINE- Registration Required