Fall 2016 Parenting Series

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Smart Kids

October 13
Facilitator: Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H.

Did you know that academic success at ages 9 and 10 can be attributed to the amount of words that a child hears from birth through age three? Thinking about how to prepare your infant or toddler for school may seem like a premature concept; however, research indicates that school readiness starts long before a child begins kindergarten. Come to this workshop to learn about non-academic factors that contribute to school success. Designed for parents of children under 5 years old.

Raising Responsible Children

October 19
Facilitator: Nancy Olsen Harbich, M. A.

This session has been cancelled, contact us for more information.

Let’s Talk About Kids and Drugs

October 26
Facilitator: Tim Jahn, M.Ed.

Nearly every day, we read or see news about a heroin overdose or the prescription drug epidemic or another drunk driving fatality. Parents worry that their teenage and young adult children may succumb to the dangers of alcohol and drugs. This workshop will provide up-to-date information on youth drug use and what parents can do to prevent problems with drugs. Learn how to monitor your child’s behavior and communicate your values and expectations.

Lunchbox Lunches

October 27
Facilitator: Dinah Torres Castro

Are you running out of ideas for your child’s school lunch? Are you worried that the lunches you pack aren’t all that nutritious? Are you suspicious that your child is trading away those well planned healthy lunches for junk food? If so, come and learn about the parent-child feeding relationship and get ideas for nutritious, appetizing lunches that appeal to children. Please bring your child’s lunch box and clean empty containers. You will be creating a healthy lunch for your child to take to school the next day. A $5.00 nonrefundable fee will be due at time of registration to cover the cost of food. For parents of children ages 2 to 12 years old.


Lunchbox Lunches has a $5 materials fee. All other classes are free.


Jane Juran
Senior Administrative Assistant
631-727-7850 x 340


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