Parents in Partnership

March 19, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Dominican Hall

Freshman parents are required to attend either last fall’s meeting or the upcoming spring meeting, but we welcome and encourage parents of students in all grades to attend these education sessions intended to help you navigate the teen years.
Parents will choose two 55-minute sessions to attend.

I Need Your Help, But Please Don’t Rescue Me!
Laura Lewis, LPCC, Capital University

No one wants them, but facing challenges can have big benefits! Adversity is a bit like exercise – we can’t get fit if we sit around and do nothing but if we do too much we will break down and get hurt. Since adversity will strike your teen in high school (and likely already has in life), consider joining us to learn how about the benefits of “working out struggles” and what parents can do to help teens bounce back from normal frustrations and setbacks.

Helping Your Child Find Joy Through Real, Loving Relationships
Pam Heil, nationally-known Catholic speaker

God desires for us to share in his peace, love, and joy, yet so many of us, and so many of our teenagers do not feel loved, have no sense of peace in their lives, and are searching for joy in all of the wrong places. Come and see how we can help them.  Our presenter Pam Heil will have copies of her book, Real Love Is “for Real” available for sale for $15.  More information about Pam can be found on her web site,

The Relational Life
Laura Ginikos, M.S. (Family Life Education), Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, St. Brigid of Kildare

There are certain characteristics of relationships that help us to develop the attitudes, skills, and resources required to overcome challenges and barriers. Simply, love in action promotes resiliency. Yet, putting love into action is difficult. In this session, we will explore 5 keys to strong relationships, reflect upon your own relationships to help you consider the relationships in your teen’s life, and gain tips and tools for how to strengthen your own relationships and encourage strong relationships in your teen’s life.

Helping Your Child Process Grief
Amanda Mensah, BWHS Student Wellness Counselor

This session will explore the stages of grief, how to help your child grieve, and when to identify that your child’s grief needs more support.

Technology and Social Media Tips
Beth Simmonds, BWHS Youth Ministry Director, and Colleen Mar, BWHS Communications

Staying current with technology and social media trends is an uphill battle for parents. Teens are barraged with negative messages and in this session we will provide tips for how to stay up on what your child is doing online.

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