This year will have many opportunities for Parent Education.  We will be posting events and meetings as we receive information about them. If you have any ideas for the year, a seminar or workshop to host, please contact the Parent Education Director. In the past, we have hosted Love and Logic, Kids and Computer Safety, Food Allergies, and we are open to new ideas.
 

Current Parent Education Opportunities

 

October 17, 2016 - Screenagers, Growing Up in the Digital Age
Probes into the vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Watch the trailer at: www.screenagersmovie.com
Film documentary followed by expert panelists Q&A
Issaquah High School Theater, 10/17/16: 7:00-9:00 PM

October 19, 2016
– “Positive Parenting”, by Issaquah School District and Brooks Powers, 7-8:30pm Issaquah High Theater
This training focuses on how to reframe and shift our thinking about kids and parenting by using key strategies and skills based in positive reinforcement and how to set firm, consistent, and kind limits; while understanding the stages of the developing brain.

October 29, 2016 – “The Power of Me, Power of We” conference sponsored by Influence the Choice (Issaquah Schools Foundation) and Friends of Youth, 9am-4pm (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/influence-the-choice-the-power-of-me-the-power-of-we-tickets-27446881361)

November 7, 2016 – “Parenting the Developing Mind”, by Issaquah School District and Brooks Powers, 7-8:30pm Issaquah High Theater
This training is a culmination of brain science and research for parents about how and when children’s minds/brains develop and how they can "follow, shape, and guide” the needs of their child's developing mind from kindergarten to adolescents. We discuss key components in knowing what we can expect from our children at various stages in their development. In addition, you will learn how to identify when or if your child needs additional support to manage life’s hurdles.
 
November 21, 2016 – “Run/Hide/Fight Parent Training” at 7pm at Issaquah High School, Black Box Theater by School Resource Officer and Active Shooter Trainer, Diego Zanella of Issaquah Police Dept.  Increasingly we're hearing about shooters in schools, offices, churches and around town. Whether present in a public space, or waiting to hear from loved ones at a scene, do you know what to do?  For parents of K-12.

Nov 29th SCREENAGERS – Growing Up in the Digital Age at 7-9pm at Liberty High School, Theater.  Another chance to see this film documentary, with expert panel Q&A, exploring struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. With insights from psychologists, brain scientists, and families, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and how parents can best navigate the digital world and find balance.  Watch the trailer at:  http://www.screenagersmovie.com    For parents & students of K-12.


February 28, 2017* – keynote John O’Sullivan, author of “Changing the Game”, Issaquah High Theater

March 2, 2017 – “Helping or Hindering”, by Issaquah School District and Brooks Powers, 7-8:30pm Issaquah High Theater
This training focuses on understanding our own caretaking and parenting styles (permissive, authoritative, authoritarian, etc.) and how they affect a child's developing mind and their behaviors. We will introduce and explore several ways of problem solving with children, by using different parenting techniques, styles, and approaches.

April 25, 2017* – keynote Jessica Lahey, author of “Gift of Failure”, Issaquah High Theater (preceded by a community book read/review 1 month prior, date/location tbd)

 

 For more info visit http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/ParentEd