The Teen Years and Beyond

...Parenting Adolescents and Planning for College

Our lunchtime seminars will help you develop the parenting style that best meets your teen's needs, and provide you with a wealth of information and practical suggestions to navigate successfully through these exciting but challenging life experiences.

Understanding and Supporting Your Teen’s Emotional Well-Being

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Building E25-401


Ruth Economou, M.S.W., LICSW; Clinical Social Worker

Anu (Anuradha) Vyavaharkar, M.S.W., LICSW, M.P.H.; Clinical Social Worker 

You want your teen to achieve, be happy, have friends, like exercise, and, of course, still like you. And, you want to understand your teen. In this workshop, we will answer many of the common questions facing parents of teens. What is “normal” adolescent development? What are the warning signs that indicate something might be awry with your teenager? When do you let them talk you into “all the kids are doing this,” and when do you worry about their behavior, friends, isolation, or social media involvement? You also will learn some skills for having a conversation with children about their thoughts, feelings, and life, and how to help them consider counseling when needed.