Parent Talks September 2009
Help: Is This Really My Daughter?!
A Parent Talk / Discussion Programme
This year we are introducing a series of evening talks and discussions on issues that challenge and affect teenagers and their parents. The aim of the course is to provide parents with the tools they need to help their daughter develop her own positive self-esteem. This is crucial in helping girls cope with life’s ups and downs. The talks will be led by the Deputy Head, Mrs Nicola Botterill and will take place at 7.15pm on Sunday evenings following Fixed Exeats and Half Terms. The sessions will be informal and will last no more than one hour. Refreshments will be provided. Please let the School Office know if you would like to attend one or more of the sessions by the Thursday preceding the talk.
Sunday 4th October 2009:
Growing Up – the journey through adolescence – a discussion of the importance of boundaries to allow a safe environment for risk taking.
Sunday 1st November 2009:
Relationships – friends and family – how to cope with daughters falling in and out of friendships, promoting excellent family relationships - Dads and daughters, divorce & separation.
Sunday 22nd November 2009:
Social Pressures - Parties, Sex and Drugs – boundaries, choices, risk taking – the importance of talking together.
Sunday 31st January 2010:
Food and Diet – healthy eating, what to look for and how to try to avoid problems, how to approach a problem.
Sunday 21st February 2010:
New Technologies – Facebook, Bebo and the attendant pressures.
Sunday 14th March 2010:
Stress Management - preparation for exams, coping with stress and examination nerves.
All parents are most welcome to any or all of the sessions!