From addressing bullying to helping teens develop good study skills to detecting signs of drug or alcohol abuse, this year's District 155 Parent University will give parents insight into the many issues facing high school teens today.
Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Parent University, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave. in Crystal Lake, according to the Districtr 155 website. The event is free and open to all District 155 parents.
"With expert presenters from the community and district, Parent University provides practical information to help parents successfully guide their children through the high school years," according to information posted on District 155's website.
A registration form is available on the District 155 website. The deadline for registering is Feb. 15.
Here is a list of some of the speakers and sessions available at this year's Parent University:
- Keynote: Redefining Your Parental Role
- Anger Management
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Bullying Issues
- The College Process—there is a session for freshman and sophomore parents as well as one for junior ans senior parents
- Dealing with Depression and Bi-Polar Teen
- Financial Aid
- Healthy Coping Behaviors
- Healthy Relationship and Teen Sexuality
- Love, Logic and Effectively Handling Power Struggles with Children
- Overcoming the Rigors of High School with Good Study Skills
- Parenting with Equity
- Surfing Safety and Other Internet Issues
- Teens and Anxiety
- What Teens Tell Us: Dissecting the Illinois Youth Survey