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Friday
Jan202012

Parents and Teachers Working Together for Teens

          I’m having the pleasure of working with the School Council (PTA) of Central Technical School to develop a “Discussion Guide for Parents” for Teens Gone Wired: Are You Ready?  Joy Brickell, a Central Tech Parent and past chair of the School Council, is coordinating this project with me. Joy explains that they introduced book talks to their meetings last year. “We decided that the books should be current, ideally Canadian, deal with helping our children through their high school education, and/or raising our children through their teen years. We have done fiction (Life on the Refrigerator Door), biography (The Film Club), and a few how-to books (How to Talk so Teens will Listen How to Listen so Teens will Talk and Yes, Your Teen is Crazy).” I’m delighted that Teens Gone Wired  is in such good company. Last week, the School Council organized an exam prep night where the school admin team and department reps offered ideas/tips on how parents and students could work together to prepare for the upcoming exams. It’s impressive to see teachers and parents collaborating like this to support our children. Expect our "Discussion Guide for Parents" shortly!

 

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