Ridgefield Council of PTAs - Programming 

 

2016-2017 Vice Presidents of Programming: Noelle Aronson and Anne Blood

 

The committee is responsible for hosting one community event per year, such as the Selfie Generation Parenting Series, and working with groups including

  • Project Resilience
  • RPC (Ridgefield Prevention Council) 
  • PYP (Productions for Young People) 
  • YWC (Young Writers Conference) 
  • Reflections

Project Resilience Workshop coming soon:

 

March 9, 2017 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Ridgefield Library)

All Our Children: Understanding the LGBT World

Presenter: Cathy Plourde, author, educator, and editor of An Anthology of Performance Pieces Written by LGBTQ Youths and Allies

This presentation will help our community:

  • Understand differences in gender and sexual orientation
  • Underscore the importance of open, honest dialogue in families, schools, organizations, and faith-based communities
  • Develop strategies to talk with teens about acceptance and tolerance, as well as empower leadership and alliance among LGBTQ youth

Click here for flier and registration information.

 

Full 2016-17 Parent Workshop Schedule for Parenting the Selfie Generation

 


 

Did you miss one of the "Parenting the Selfie Generation" workshops?  Click below to see the recorded workshop and handouts provided.

 

"The A to Zzzz’s of Managing Sleep With Kids and Teens"

This presentation will help parents:

-Understand sleep architecture and the importance of restful, sufficient sleep for kids and teens

-Recognize the key differences in sleep throughout the life span and the changes in circadian rhythms that occur at different ages

-Develop effective strategies to promote healthy sleep hygiene and sleep routines for your kids and teens

https://youtu.be/BegpRZSRem4

Handout from workshop: Adolescent Sleep PPT

 

“Interning for Adulthood: Essential Skills Teens Need to Succeed in Adulthood”

This presentation will help parents:
-Understand the importance of teaching money management skills to kids of all ages
-Learn effective strategies for teaching time management, organizational skills and the importance of chores
-Take home ideas to help kids learn skills in problem-solving, self- advocacy and resolving peer conflicts
https://youtu.be/1rQvTRcwmsE

"How To Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success"

Julie Lythcott-Haims, Former dean at Stanford University and international keynote speaker, helps parents:
-Understand how to build confidence in their children and teens
-Develop essential life skills that will foster success in school, work and relationships
- Appreciate the serious risks of over-protecting kids and avoiding mistakes and disappointments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-bJRfgJM8E&feature=youtu.be

 

"The World of Work: Getting Your Teen Ready Begins Now!"

Jeffrey Selingo talks about the new workplace that our young people will enter after college and what they can do to better prepare themselves for those challenges.

https://youtu.be/GzgU1uxFhI4
 
"Stress Busters:  Teaching Your Kids to Cope Effectively"
Local experts talk about how to help you and your child recognize and relieve the stress of adolescence. Panelist included - Tracy Masella, LCSW (Silver Hill); Leslie Cohen-Rubury, LCSW; Elizabeth Archibald, MPH, RD; Kristin Kleis (Ridgefield Public Schools)
https://youtu.be/NX-_r2sdou4
 
"Sexting & Hooking Up - Talking with Your Teen About Sex and Healthy Relationships"
Presented by Kate Ott, Ph.D, Drew University and Anne Rodwell-Lawton, Women’s Center of Greater Danbury 
 
"Parenting the Selfie Generation:“When Kids Won’t Go: Coping with School Avoidance and Anxiety”
Presented by Dr. Aaron Krasner, M. D. Silver Hill Hospital. This is a collaboration of Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTA’s, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, Fairfield County Bank and Silver Hill Hospital.