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Montreal Families

Montreal Families hosts a Parenting Workshop in September

On September 18, we are hosting a parenting workshop that we believe parents won’t want to miss.

Carolyn Melmed MontrealThe first speaker will be Carolyn Melmed, who has 35 years of teaching experience and is a certified mediator. She has also pioneered programs in organization and study skills for students, parents and teachers.

Help your child be organized and develop strong study skills

Find out how you can motivate your children and teach them how to be disciplined, independent learners with strong communication skills. You will also learn how to help your child:

  • Achieve higher grades
  • Become more organized
  • Create an effective homework routine
  • Master memorization
  • Avoid procrastination

Alissa Sklar Ph.D. Montreal Risk within ReasonAlissa Sklar Ph.D., has a Montreal blog that focuses on teens, technology and risky behaviours called www.riskwithinreason.wordpress.com. She has worked in the field of adolescent risk prevention at McGill University and, as a long time Montreal Families contributor, she has won 12 international journalism awards.

How to prevent your child from engaging in risky behaviours

What do smoking, drugs, alcohol, sex and Facebook have to do with your preschooler or elementary school-aged child? Everything! Find out why talking to your kids now lays the groundwork for good decision-making skills in their teen years. You will learn:

  • How to make sure your child feels comfortable talking to you about friends and what’s happening at school
  • How risky behaviours have changed since you went to high school
  • The 7 C’s of building resilience at different ages
  • Simple ways to teach your child good problem-solving skills
  • How to be prepared for the teen years

Jamie Orchard Global MontrealMC and Moderator: Jamie Orchard
Jamie Orchard is the Senior Anchor/News Editor for Global Montreal’s Evening News. Twice in the past five years, the Evening News with Orchard as anchor has been named Eastern Canada’s best newscast by the Radio/Television News Director’s Association. She lives in Montreal with her husband Jean-Luc and their two children, Luc and Liam.

When:  Sunday, September 18, 2011
Where:  Hotel Ruby Foos, 7655 Decarie Blvd.
Time:  1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost:  $20 plus GST & PST
Register securely online.

There will also be some great door prizes — we hope to see you there!

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