Free child development workshops offered this year

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Free child development workshops offered this year

The Olympia School District is pleased to offer free child development workshops with Candyce Lund Bollinger during the 2017-18 school year. Workshops will be offered on a variety of topics, each geared to either elementary and/or middle/high school parents.

Workshops will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Olympia Regional Learning Academy.

Bollinger is a parent educator and private parenting counselor in Washington State and has been practicing for more than 35 years. She provides classes and consultations for schools, colleges, civic groups, private organizations and has a private practice.  She is the mother of four children and has two grandchildren.

2017-18 Workshop Details
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Olympia Regional Learning Academy, 2400 15th Ave SE, Olympia, WA

Elementary Parent Workshops (K-5)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Managing your Parental Response: It's important in parenting to be responsive & intentional vs. reactive. In Managing Your Parental Responses, we will look at the old belief systems that undermine intentional parenting, and parents will be provided tools to be more effectively responding to their children's behaviors.

Monday, November 6, 2017
Positive Discipline: This workshop is designed to give parents a map and techniques to facilitate healthy discipline.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Safety Without Fear: A workshop designed for parents to help facilitate their children having self skills for personal safety, without increasing anxiety & fear in their children.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Anger: A workshop designed to help parents understand anger, as well as learn tools to manage anger in themselves and their children.

Middle & High School Parent Workshops (6-12)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Managing Your Parental Response: It's important in parenting to be responsive & intentional vs. reactive. In Managing Your Parental Responses, we will look at the old belief systems that undermine intentional parenting, and parents will be provided tools to be more effectively responding to their children's behaviors.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Developmentally Appropriate Expectations/Ages 11-19: Understanding brain development at any age is crucial for positive communication and relationship with a child. This workshop will give parents and educators information about teen development.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Positive Constructive Communication with Teens: A workshop designed to teach practical skill building techniques to help create more effective communication between parents and their children. Positive communication will be emphasized, and guidance techniques including engaging children's cooperation, interpreting emotional and behavioral development and implementing alternatives to punishment.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Effective Teen Discipline: This workshop is designed to give parents the basic philosophy of discipline and a toolbox of techniques to work with to support positive teen discipline.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Teen Relationships/LGBTQAI: A workshop designed for parents in regards on questions and topics around relationships and sexuality.

Workshops are free and no registration is required.