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Date:
September 21, 2022
Time:
7:00 PM
Time Details:
Wednesdays at 7 PM. See listing of events below for specific dates.
Cost:
Free
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PARENT CHAT by Balance in Mind, through LW Schools Foundation: Healing & Resurfacing from the Pandemic

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Parent Chat is back with support for stronger family relationships, encouragement to talk about emotions and mental health, and awareness that “you are not alone.” Twice a month, join facilitator Sheri Gazitt, MA and guests for interactive presentations with Q&A. Leave with evidence-based steps to incorporate into your parenting. Everyone will experience mental health challenges at some point. Parent Chat offers families competency and confidence in handling those challenges when they occur.

September 21

HEALING & RESURFACING FROM THE PANDEMIC

The pandemic is having lasting effects on our families and our kids - both positive and negative. We take a moment to pause, reflect, and connect after a tough couple of years.

Guest Kristie Neklason M.C., M.H.P., S.U.D.P. 


October 5 

SCHOOL SUPPORT WHEN YOUR CHILD IS EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES 

Learn what Lake Washington School District resources are available to your family and how to support your child when they are struggling.

Guests  Shannon Hitch Ed.D, NCSP, Executive Director of Special Services at Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and Johnny Phu, Director of Student Services at LWSD 


October 19

TEACHING EMOTIONAL REGULATION

Little kids can experience big emotions. Marcelle Waldman from FeelLinks will teach us tips and tools to support your kids as they experience, process and regulate big emotions.

Guest Marcelle Waldman 


November 2

GROWING EMPATHY

Some of our most difficult personal conflicts are rooted in a lack of empathy.  What is empathy and what gets in the way of our ability to empathize with others?  How can we grow this vital skill in ourselves, and raise empathetic kids?   

Guest Bonnie McDaniel, Ph.D 


November 16

STRESS AND STUDENT-ATHLETES

Having a child in competitive sports, or other competitive interests, has its own unique stresses. Former Seahawk, D'Anthony Smith shares what supports your child needs and how to offer them in a positive manner.

Guest Dr. D'Anthony Smith, Ed.d.,LMHCA,CMPC,ACC 


December 7

WHAT WILL HELP YOU MOST AS A PARENT?

Viewers choice! Let us know what topic would help you most as a parent right now at parentchat@lwsf.org.

 



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