Free PEP Webinar - Helping Children Readjust to School

Join us Wednesday, September 22 at 8 pm ET for the first webinar in this year’s free series, Critical Topics in Parenting, designed to address the most pressing issues facing families and children today. Designed for parents of children age 5 and older.

After more than a year of isolation, uncertainty, and transition, one thing is certain: children returned to school this fall, with many back in school buildings. Whether in person or virtual learning, families are experiencing a second back-to-school season in the midst of constantly-evolving public health and safety guidelines.

Join us for a conversation with a school counselor and educator to learn how parents can support their kids' well-being and mental health as they readjust to this school year.

We’ll discuss:

  • Strategies to build resilience as parents tune in to learn their kids’ struggles, help them find their strengths, and model calm to keep the brain in problem solving mode.
  • Providing guidance on reconnecting with teachers and peers in person. Children may be nervous about social interactions and feel awkward in their growing bodies.
  • Helping ease anxiety around schoolwork and academic achievement without applying unnecessary pressure to catch up.
  • Techniques to lighten the daily grind by incorporating play, movement and wellness activities.

This webinar is designed for parents of children ages 5 and older.

Registration includes access to the live webinar, audio/video recordings, and resources.
Phyllis Fagell, School Counselor at the Sheridan School and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Author of Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond -- and How Parents Can Help and frequent contributor to The Washington Post On Parenting section.
Caroline Mwendwa-Baker, Director of Literacy (K-2), Two Rivers Public Charter School, Washington, DC

Kathy Hedge, PEP Executive Director

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