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Parent to Parent Presents: The Characteristics of Our Tweens and Teens That Make Us Lose Sleep (And how to respond without feeling helpless!)
Parent to Parent Presents: Three Workshops on Understanding and Interacting with Pre-Teens & Teenagers. Come to one, two, or all three!
Back by popular demand, Rick Irving, LICSW will speak to parents about effectively communicating with children even before they hit adolescence. Rick is a clinical social worker for the Andover Public Schools and has a private practice in Winchester.
Second Session: The Characteristics of Our Tweens and Teens That Make Us Lose Sleep (And how to respond without feeling helpless)
Adolescents go through tremendous growth, changes and emotions. They need our help and, at the same moment, often strenuously resist our efforts. They employ a constantly shifting array of coping mechanisms, from effective to self-destructive. We will cover depression, anxiety, isolation, methods our adolescents use to escape from pain. In this workshop we will cover: why our children act and react the way they do; behavior as meaning and communication; how to respond to resistance, anger and withdrawal; the importance of saving face; the struggle between dependence and independence; techniques for creating psychologically safe supports and language and approaches to use in establishing emotionally safe interactions.
*Please note: The First Congregational Church has generously provided funding and the space to make this series possible; however, there will be no religious content in the program. These workshops are free and open to the public.
Snow-date: Tuesday, March 12th
More About First Congregational Church of Winchester
The First Congregational Church is led by senior pastor Skip Waterbury and is part of the United Church of Christ. The parish is an open and affirming community that accepts all people regardless of race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, ethnicity or religious participation.
The church uses inclusive language in its services and is an intergenerational community.
Young children can attend weekly church school. The church also strives to help the community by participating in a number of outreach programs. Two of the main areas the church focuses on is trying to end homelessness and to help women, children and teens who are at risk.
The First Congregation Church focuses on spiritual wellness with its fellowship program and physical wellness with its Health Ministry program. The Health Ministry promotes healthy living through health promotion activities, health living reminders and health and wellness speakers and programs.
Church worship is every Sunday beginning at 10am.