A series of workshops to improve parenting skills

Parents can learn about various topics, including how to help their kids manage stress, improve sleep and navigate the online world



A new five-week lecture series beginning in April will offer advice for parents on a range of hot topics including stress, sleep, fake news, gender and sexuality, and neurodevelopmental conditions.

The Effective Parenting Conference will feature English presentations by McGill University Educational Psychology professors on topics of concern to many parents: 

April 3 Helping your child manage stress in a complex world, by Dr. Nancy Heath & Amy Shapiro

April 10 Improving sleep: A guaranteed method for improving school achievement and behaviour for children (and their parents), by Dr. Steven Shaw

April 17 Helping your child navigate and learn online in a time of Facebook and fake news, by Dr. Adam Dubé

April 24 Introduction to gender, sex and sexuality: What to know to help your kids, by Dr. Jessica Ruglis

May 1 Understanding neurodevelopmental conditions: What parents need to know, by Dr. Armando Bertone

The talks will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McGill University’s Jack Cram Auditorium (room 129), 3700 McTavish St. Parking will be available in the Education building (3700 Mc Tavish St.) and the Macintyre Medical building (3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, accessible from Drummond St.). Tickets are $75 for the five sessions.

For more information or to register online, visit mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/ep2018

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