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Parents & Conversations @ Yellowbrick

Educational Series for Parents

The Parents & Conversation Series @ Yellowbrick is for high school students and their families.


Winter Break: Dream or Nightmare

Family Tensions Over the Holidays

December 11, 2018; 7:00 pm

 

Winter Break:  Dream or Nightmare

 

Parents through the teenage years hold anxieties regarding starting high school, applying for college, or anticipating what life will be like after graduation. Parents & Conversations provides an initial forum for an exploration among parents as to how these developmental trials have evolved in the post-millennial period. 

Winter break is anticipated as a time of festivity for families, whether at home or away on vacation. Cultural messages and our best intentions direct us to seek joy and togetherness. Yet, the moodiness and temperamental nature of teenagers challenge even our most balanced expectations. The dream of warmth and love can easily lapse into moments of tension, or even into a nightmare of outright conflict.

Join us in the second of our ongoing series of Parents & Conversations as we explore what to expect from holidays with teenagers, what precautions we can take to decrease the chance for turbulence and how we can navigate the more difficult moments.

2 CEU Credits are available for professionals through Yellowbrick Foundation at no charge.

Seating is limited. Please register online by clicking the button below.

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Hope to see you December 11th @ 7:00 pm.


The following meeting has already taken place.

Join John Williams of WGN and Yellowbrick Professionals for a Parents & Conversations Forum

The Times They are A’changin’:

Challenges to Parenting Post-Millennial Adolescents

September 25, 2018; 7:00 pm

 

Psychological Science in a 21st Century Psychoanalytic Hospital

 

There have always been special challenges to parenting teen-agers – responding to growing independence, changes in parent-child and peer relationships, unfolding sexuality, and uncertainty regarding the future, whether it be starting high school, applying for college, or anticipating what life will be like after graduation. Parents & Conversations provides a forum for an exploration among parents as to how these developmental trials have evolved in the post-millennial period.

Questions to be explored include:

  • What new challenges have emerged for parents?
  • What new social pressures exist for teens?
  • How is social media affecting teens and parent-child relationships?
  • What’s happening regarding moral development and the relationship to authority?
  • Who is responsible for a teen’s safety?
  • What should parents be aware of and how to be informed?

Join with other parents for an exploration of these questions, and more, as Yellowbrick and WGN team up to create an open discussion of parents’ experience.

Seating is limited.

Hope to see you September 25th @ 7:00 pm.


 

 

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