Grades 6-12: The Newburyport Library Rainbow Club is an inclusive and safe group for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Hang and be yourself! We have games and craft supplies available and occasionally show movies, host guest speakers, and have parties. Meets in the Children's Activity Room. Please contact Emely, Teen Services Librarian, with questions at 978-465-4428 ext.242 or email@example.com.
Katherine Lewis, researcher and author of The Good News about Bad Behavior, will speak in Tower's Phillips Library. Ms. Lewis presents a comprehensive portrait of bad behavior—and highlights game-changing strategies. Lewis, a certified parent educator, walks parents through 4 empowering approaches, all of which share three key components, to help parents navigate tricky behavioral situations and work toward better solutions. Her outline of an Apprenticeship Model of parenting gives kids responsibility within increasing limits.
Glen Urquhart School invites us explore the modern-day middle school landscape, how social media has changed how our children socialize and interact in and out of the classroom, and the impact social media has on our children - whether they’re active participants or not. Ozgur Akbas, a licensed family therapist, will help us to better understand what our children are facing in an online world, as well as the social-emotional implications, and will share best practices for managing social media use and helping your kids navigate the responsibility that comes with this aspect of the modern teenage world.
Shore Country Day School will host Deborah Roffman on Thursday, February 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m in the Trustey Family Theatre. Roffman is a nationally acclaimed consultant, educator and author of [amazon B0080K3Q6M inline]. She has more than thirty years of experience teaching kids and their parents about human sexuality. Roffman’s frank and vibrant pep talk will give parents the inspiration and tools needed to tackle the subject of sex with their kids.
This special event is free and open to the public, so we encourage you to invite others and to bring friends along!
Rachel Simmons, author and educator, presents 'How Self-Compassion Makes You Braver, Happier & More Successful' at Tower School. Research shows that self-criticism heightens anxiety and lowers motivation, yet most people believe it’s the key to success. In this workshop, learn a researched, three-step practice to deal with setbacks, manage difficult feelings, and quiet the voice of a destructive inner critic.
The White Ribbon Day Initiative: The Massachusetts White Ribbon Campaign is a part of a worldwide movement for human rights that engages men and boys to help end violence against women and girls.
DO YOU WONDER? What teens are really thinking? Why they don't share their fears? How we can better support teens? Come to a FREE, engaging presentation with Jon Mattleman, mental health counselor/ trainer. Jon has over 30 years of experience working with youth, parents, and families. He has given this presentation to thousands across New England providing them with toolsthey can implement immediately, and we are so excited to have him! This is an adults only event.
Jessica Lahey will speak at Glen Urquhart School on Monday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Lahey iwrites about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, The Washington Post and The New York Times. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
Ms. Lahey teaches high school English and writing in a drug rehab for adolescents in Vermont, and her next book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, will be released in 2020
Peter Franklin: "Mindfulness for the Rest of Us: Being Present by Choice"
Tower School invites you to meet Peter Franklin, Tower's Mindfulness Coach. Peter will take the mystery out of mindfulness, discussing how the practice can help students and adults increase performance and happiness, while reducing stress and worry.
Peter Franklin, M.Ed., J.D., is the founder of The Mindful Educator. He is a compelling keynote speaker and consultant who brings mindfulness training to educational leaders, teachers and students. Find more information visit mindfuleducator.net
The Friends of Marblehead Public Schools (FMPS) is proudly hosting author and teacher Kaitlin Roig-Debellis at the Marblehead Veterans Middle School Performing Arts Center. Kaitlin Roig-Debellis is credited with saving the lives of fifteen first-grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012. Her inspirational talk is suitable for everyone age 10 and older.
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