Youth ages 10 to 14 are in a critical transition phase. Their bodies are changing; hormones are fluctuating; and conversations with parents/caregivers are tough. Additionally, they are facing peer pressure to engage in risky behaviors including experimenting with alcohol or other drugs. While they seek independence in the wider world, youth still need to hear from their parents/caregivers.
It isn’t easy. Studies demonstrate that parents/caregivers of youth in this age group report the highest levels of stress, loneliness, emptiness and lowest level of life satisfaction.
To help parents/caregivers and their children navigate this critical phase, The Parenting Network is offering the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 (SFP 10-14), including family meals, at no charge to the community.
SFP 10-14 is a free seven-week series exclusively for parents/caregivers and their children who are 10 to 14 years old. Youth engage in facilitated discussions and activities around goal-setting, handling stress, peer pressure and other critical issues, while parents/caregivers engage in facilitated discussions and activities around setting limits, problem-solving, communication and other topics.
SFP 10-14 will be held at Good Shepherd Trinity Church, 3302 N. Sherman Boulevard from 5:30pm – 8:00 pm on the following dates: Wednesday, February 22; Wednesday, March 1; Wednesday, March 8; Wednesday, March 15; Wednesday, March 22; Wednesday, March 29; and Wednesday, April 5.
Space limited. Please register by February 14 by contacting The Parenting Network at 414-671-0566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Childcare is provided on site for other children. Limited assistance with childcare expenses is available.
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