Speaking of Kids – Parenting Seminars

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Do you have kids? Work with kids? Care for kids? Speaking of Kids is for you!

Come and enjoy seminars that empower parents, educators and caregivers by providing information and ideas to enhance your relationship with children and help them succeed. Register for our seminars and enjoy expert advice from professionals working with children. Child care registration closes 1 week before the program or when filled, whichever is earlier.

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Understanding Sleep to Promote Youth Wellbeing
Presenters: Dr. Clayton Cook and Dr. Andrew Barnes

Alarmingly common among youth, sleep problems result in difficulties regulating mood, reduced academic engagement and performance, increased relationship problems, greater susceptibility to health problems, and impairments in overall quality of life. Adults play a critical role in promoting youth’s healthy sleep. Learn important knowledge about healthy sleep,as well as tools you can use to support youth in getting quality sleep that promote their social, emotional, academic, and physical wellbeing.

October 7, 2019 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville

How to GET and STAY on the Same Parenting Page While Dealing with your Child’s Personality
Presenters: Naomi and Robert Jirele

Certified Family Coaches Robert and Naomi Jirele understand the WINS and the WOES of parenting from raising their six biological children who are just six years apart! Learn how to navigate through everyday challenges and thrive as a family. Gain insights and understanding from BOTH parent perspectives while learning how to nurture and cultivate the unique personality and talents of your child…together!

November 11, 2019 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Meadowview Elementary School, 6100 195th St. W, Farmington

Screenagers: Navigating the Digital Age
Are you watching kids scroll through life? Are you concerned about technology’s impact on our kids? Screenagers is an award-winning documentary which reveals how tech time impacts youth development and offers solutions to achieve balance in the digital world. Following the documentary, a local mental health provider specializing in this topic will provide practical strategies and tools as you navigate the digital age with your child(ren).

February 3, 2019 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Kenwood Trail Middle School, 19455 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville

Decoding the Mysteries of the Teen Domain:The Top Secret Project (Presentation for Adults Only)
Step in to our traveling exhibit, simulating your child’s bedroom, designed to help you! Learn how to identify objects that could provide critical insights for potentially risky behavior. Discover how particular objects can signal physical and mental health concerns, and walk away with valuable resources to prevent unsafe behaviors and take action. New for 2020, this presentation will feature a discussion on the vaping epidemic.

March 9, 2020 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Meadowview Elementary School, 6100 195th St. W, Farmington


Sponsored by ISD 192 and 194 School Districts, Community Education and Early Childhood Family Education Programs. For more information or scholarships call: Judy Johnson 952-232-3726 or Farmington Community Education 651-460-3200.


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