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    Join the District for its second annual Parent Speaker Series! The following presentations will take place throughout the 2018-2019 school year. All are welcome to attend these free presentations, but registration is required. Click here to register. Questions? Contact the District's Parenting Education Coordinator, Jani Holyan, at [email protected].

    • The Self-Driven Child: Presentation
      Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
      Family Center Multipurpose Room
      Presenter: Jani Holyan, District Parenting Education Coordinator

      More details to come!

    • The Self-Driven Child: Reflection and Integration
      Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
      Family Center Multipurpose Room
      Presenter: Jani Holyan, District Parenting Education Coordinator

      More details to come!

    • The Yes Brain: Presentation
      Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
      Family Center Multipurpose Room
      Presenter: Jani Holyan, District Parenting Education Coordinator

      More details to come!

    • The Yes Brain: Reflection and Integration
      Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
      Family Center Multipurpose Room
      Presenter: Jani Holyan, District Parenting Education Coordinator

      More details to come!

    • The Genius of Play: Learning Through PLAY for Early Childhood and Early Elementary Families
      Wednesday, April 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
      Family Center Multipurpose Room
      Presenter: Tyler Kearns, National Afterschool Association Play Ambassador and Clayton Kid Zone Program Coordinator

      "Can I have more time to play?" If this is something you hear from your child frequently, then this workshop is for you. Join Genius of Play Ambassador Tyler Kearns for an interactive journey on the Importance of Play. Become a kid again and learn how "play" builds 21st century learning skills such as confidence, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.

    • When Your Kids Push Your Buttons!
      Monday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      Clayton High School Auditorium
      Presenter: Bonnie Harris, M.S.Ed., author and parenting specialist

      Nobody can make us see RED faster than our kids! You're left wondering... where is the parent I thought I'd be? Join acclaimed author, international speaker and parenting specialist Bonnie Harris, M.S.Ed., for an evening exploring how to:
      • Get our children to listen... what actually works?
      • Understand our own reactions and gain control o f them.
      • Interpret and reframe our child's behavior so we don't stay stuck in power struggles
      • Set appropriate expectations.
      • Exchange punishment and blame for problem solving.

    • Hidden in Plain View: An Interactive Exhibit to Help Parents Spot Signs of Risky Behavior
      Wednesday, Oct. 17, open from 3:30-8:30 p.m.*
      Clayton High School Auditorium 
      *This event is held during CHS Parent-Teacher Conferences, but all middle and high school parents are encouraged to attend!

      This interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom contains over 70 items that could signal a teen is involved in risky activities. Parents will learn how to spot these warning signs and get tips for talking with their kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Remember: Teens whose parents talk to them regularly about the dangers of drugs are up to 50 percent less likely to try them! Come learn how to get these conversations started.

      Sponsored by the All In Clayton Coalition.