with Vicki Hoefle
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
Savings Bank Theater
Wakefield High School
60 Farm Street, Wakefield, MA
In this upbeat, informational presentation, parents will be pleasantly surprised by the reasons to “zip-it” and will find comfort and confidence in their ability to parent their children, all while preparing them for the world outside their home. Vicki provides insight as to why all the over parenting, nagging, hovering, and helicopter parenting is not working out for you or your child and identifies five of the biggest parenting obstacles and how you can “clear away the clutter” and create clarity that will guide your family for years.
We know parents play a huge role in the dynamics of the family and you will learn how to:
Cost: $5 at the door
Online Registration is encouraged
For Questions or Certificates of Attendance email: email@example.com
Books Available for Sale!
Duct Tape Parenting $19.95
The Straight Talk on Parenting $16.95
Vicki Hoefle, author of Duct Tape Parenting and The Straight Talk on Parenting, leads parent education programs nationwide. Her informative and highly engaging presentation style keeps her in demand as a speaker, facilitator and educator.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Benefit from the knowledge and advice of community experts through a variety of FREE workshops, focusing on your child’s educational experience and well-being.
FREE Childcare provided by Wakefield Academy. Kid Camp will be a morning of fun activities for children ages 4-13. Children will be grouped by age and cycle through activities led by the staff at: Kids’ Test Kitchen, Pedro’s Judo Center, SportsZone, Kidcasso, and Wakefield Recreation.
Parents must register children for Kid Camp when registering for Parent University. Kid Camp registration closes March 3rd.
Directly following the short documentary we will have a panel discussion on strategies, tips, and current trends in Wakefield. Panelists will include GMS Principal CoIantuoni, a School Psychologist, Galvin's School Resource Officer, a parent, a middle school student, and a high school student. To help our panelists address parents' needs, we would like to hear from you before the event. Please take a moment and fill out this brief survey.
Sponsored by the Wakefield SE Parent Advisory Council, Wakefield Parent Partnership, Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition (Wake-Up), Galvin Middle School PTO, Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield, and the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
Wednesday, November 18, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The Savings Bank Theater
Wakefield Memorial High School
60 Farm Street
Child expert, Dr. Bonny Forrest is coming to Wakefield! Author of, Will My Kid Grow Out of It? Dr. Forrest will share her expertise in helping parents determine whether their child’s behavior is typical for the age or, possibly, a sign of some-thing more serious they should look into. Using lay terms and concrete examples her book aids adults in establishing if their child may have a commonly diagnosed issue such as ADHD, depression, a learning disability, and others; where to go to get help; how to get support from schools and the medical community; and what questions to ask along the way.
Refreshments, raffles, book sales & book signing!
General admission : $5
Admission with Certificate of Attendance: $10
Wakefield teachers free with school ID!
About Dr. Forrest: A leader in the field of child development, Dr. Bonny Forrest has been an advocate for children for over twenty years. As a practicing attorney and a child psychologist, with specialized training in pediatric neuropsychology, she has vast experience in working with children in a variety of settings. She has been a researcher and clinician in academic and medical settings such as the Yale Child Study Center, has directed clinics serving low-income populations, and has conducted a private practice focusing on the assessment of cognitive and other developmental issues in children. For much of her career, she has worked with parents, clinicians, and schools to advocate for children, especially those with special needs. Dr. Forrest leads Project SKIP: Screening Kids for Intervention and Prevention, which is screening children for social-emotional, cognitive, and developmental issues. http://www.projectskip.com/about/dr-forrest
The Savings Bank Theater
Wakefield High School, 60 Farm St.
Wakefield Parent Partnership, Canterbury Children's Center, and North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network are pleased to host Dr. Kevin Nugent, an international expert on infant-parent communication, to present on "The Language of Babies." Dr. Nugent is a child psychologist and the director of the Brazelton Institute at Children's Hospital Boston. He is also co-author of the book Your Baby is Speaking to You: A Visual Guide to the Amazing Behaviors of Your Newborn and Growing Baby with photographer Abelardo Morell.
Dr. Nugent will discuss the history of how research involving babies has developed and changed over the last 50 years. He will talk about the importance of using tools, such as the Neonatal Behavioral Observation Scale, to help professionals and caretakers better understand babies' strengths and needs, facilitate communication, and promote bonding between babies and caretakers. He will also discuss strategies that can help caretakers and parents cue into babies' temperaments, levels of alertness, and nonverbal cues, which in turn can help strengthen the bonds between babies and caretakers.
Online registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcomed.
Featuring keynote speaker Carrie Stack, M. Ed., “The Power of Positive: Parents, children, & learning”. Parents/Caregivers of Wakefield students in Pre-school through High School are invited to attend this important learning opportunity. Participate in two workshops on topics including: How to raise & support your reader, Understanding BYOD and Google Apps, Common Core Standards K-5 & 6-12, Anxiety & Depression, Social Media/ Cyber Safety, Helping with Homework, Substance Abuse Prevention, College Financial Planning & more! Free Childcare*, Refreshments, Door Prizes, & Community Resources. Register by March 13th to be eleigible for free childcare. Register online!
Sponsored by Wakefield Public Schools, Wakefield Parent Partnership, and Wake-Up Coalition
Wednesday, November 12th, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Galvin Middle School
Boston University Professor Sophie Godley will give an overview of the most popular social networks being used today, including Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.
- Discussion on the dangers lurking in cyberspace
- Tips for parents to guide their children through confusing and potentially dangerous situations
- Q & A with student leaders
This event is FREE thanks to: Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition, Wakefield Parent Partnership, Galvin PTO, Wakefield Alliance Against Violence, & Wakefield Public Schools.
Wednesday, November 12th, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30), Galvin Middle School Cafe (Use Community Entrance), Refreshments will be served
at at the Savings Bank Theater, Wakefield High School.
Dr. Jayne Singer will be speaking on Touchpoints: Birth-6. The presentation will be directed towards parents and educators who have or work with children ages birth-6. Dr. Singer is a clinical psychologist for the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Children's Hospital and the Clinical Director of the Child and Parent Program in the Developmental Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital.
According to Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, pediatrician emeritus and founder of the Touchpoints Center, "Touchpoints" are defined as predictable times in early childhood, when a child's behavior regresses and temporarily falls apart before a new spurt in cognitive, motor, or emotional development allows the child to reorganize himself at a higher level of complexity. During these times, the child may become difficult to understand, and the family may become confused by the child's behavior. These are perfect opportunities for educators and parents to get to understand the child at a deeper level, help parents predict their children's future patterns and emerging skills, help parents understand how those skills may impact children's daily routines, and help parents think about potential solutions in advance so that they will be able to respond to their children's new patterns accordingly.
Doors will open at 6:15 and the lecture will run from 7:00 - 8:30. Wakefield Public School Teachers will be admitted free of charge if they present their Teacher ID. Sponsors for this event include Wakefield Parent Partnership, Wakefield Public Schools, Canterbury Children’s Center, Wakefield Rotary, The Family Resource Network (NSSFN), and the Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition. Books on related subject matter will be on sale at the event.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at The Savings Bank Theater, Wakefield High School. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Back by popular demand! Rick Irving, MSW, a social worker who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families, and our keynote speaker for Wakefield Parent University will discuss:
This presentation is being co-sponsored by Wakefield Parent Partnership and Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition (WAKE-UP). Recommended for parents of kids ages 9 and older.
Rick Irving is a clinical social worker with over 37 years experience working with children, families, and schools. He most recently presented the keynote lecture for Wakefield Parent University on “Raising Confident, Competent Children in a Culture of Pressure.” He has worked for many years in the Andover public schools, maintained a private practice that is currently located in Winchester, and presented at conferences in Massachusetts and overseas. He has also consulted to schools in Brussels, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Rome.
Please join the Wakefield Public Schools, the Wakefield Parent Partnership, and Wake-Up (Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition) for the first annual Wakefield Parent University on Saturday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Wakefield High School, 60 Farm Street. Wakefield Parent University is for parents and caregivers of students in pre-school through high school. The keynote speaker Rick Irving, will present on, "How to Raise Competent, Confident Children in a Culture of Pressure." Attendees will have the option of participating in two workshops on topics including:
Free childcare will be provided by Wakefield Academy - preregistration is required by March 10th. There will also be door prizes, free refreshments, & community resource tables.