The Tennyson PAC have put on many excellent Parent Presentations over the last two years to to keep families informed on current trends, issues, and questions related to our children, their development, and what is happening at Tennyson. Find summaries and useful links from the excellent sessions below.
Topic: Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, & Cyberbullying
Monday October 1 2018
The parent presentation will focus on all things digital. Your child has now entered into their digital media lives, where cell phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes and they dive into the world of social media and hypertexting. Your child is rapidly developing their personal identity with cell phone in hand and you need to be prepared. Family rules, parental controls and developing a family tech plan will be outlined as well as recommendations for monitoring your teen’s digital life.
As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital footprint is a reflection of their real and online selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying (and more commonly – cyberexclusion), the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites, and you need to be there to provide support and guidance during this critical period.
Finally, to better equip you for your digital parenting strategy, a snapshot of the current trends and concerning apps will be provided.
Truths and Myths about Childhood Nutrition
Thursday, March 10 2016
A presentation focusing on the most common childhood nutrition challenges (no, it is not vegetables!) for kids and parents. Among them:
Zones of Regulation: Parent Session
Thursday November 12, 2015 in the library
The Zones of Regulation: A Framework to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control. http://www.zonesofregulation.com/
Presented by: Bryce Recsky, VSB Behaviour Consultant
Raising Confident Girls
Tuesday March 3, 2015
Here is the handout from last night's speaker (Raising Confident Girls).
Presented by Audrey Brashich, the author of “All Made Up: A Girl’s Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty,” which has been featured on CNN, NBC, National Public Radio in the US, the CBC in Canada and in print media outlets worldwide including USA Today, New York Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Daily Mail (England), The Toronto Star and The Vancouver Sun. She regularly serves as a television and radio commentator on trending pop culture issues and their impact on girls and women.
Audrey is also a former editor for teen magazines including YM and Seventeen, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Teen People, Elle Girl, Girls Life, Health, Ms., Modern Bride and many national publications. As a child and teen, she modelled in New York for J. Crew, The New York Times and several teen magazines. She holds a master’s degree in the history of popular culture with a focus on youth and gender from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and has two sons. She currently splits her time between Vancouver and New York City.
Sex talk. No sweat. A Workshop for Parents
Wednesday November 12, 2014
Saleema Noon is a highly respected sexual health educator. She believes that although not all parents are comfortable talking to their children about sex, all parents can learn to be comfortable. During this open and informational session, parents will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into the lives of their children at this stage of life. Attendees will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the questions children ask. The workshop is light hearted, but delivers straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good sexual decisions for a lifetime.
The talk for parents precedes the students presentation. Together, they are an incredibly powerful tool for parents and children. Note that additional information regarding the student sessions with Saleema Noon will be provided in November.
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