What’s REALLY Going on With Your Kids?”
Do you ask yourself any of these questions?
Is my daughter getting physical with her new boyfriend?
Is my son experimenting with drugs or alcohol?
Why does my daughter suddenly NOT want to go to school?
Why has my son’s confidence suddenly dropped?
Is my son feeling too much pressure in his advanced classes?
My daughter is spending all her time texting and on Facebook. Should I be worried?
What’s up with the new attitude from my child?
Why doesn’t my child talk to me anymore?
If so, or you think those questions are coming, "Surviving Adolescence: What’s REALLY Going on With Your Kids?" is for you. In this 4 part teleseminar course, I’ve brought together some of the nation’s leading experts in the fields of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Bullying (traditional and cyber-bullying), Adolescent / Teen Sexuality, Academics and the road toward college. Each expert spends an hour answering some of the most critical questions you may have about what’s REALLY going on in the lives of adolescents and teens and how parents can stay involved.
Dr. Joel Haber, a renowned expert in the field of bullying talks about the "digital divide" between parents and adolescents that creates an open-door for cyber-bullying to occur: "Kids, without really understanding the parameters of technology take risks that can be really problematic because they don’t understand the potential consequences."
He says traditional forms of bullying are still posing problems for different ages as well:
"True bullying begins in elementary school, but the real ramp up is displayed in middle school."
Dr. Haber explains what’s REALLY going in a bully’s mind and how to get a bully to leave you alone.
Dr. Joel Haber, is a nationally acclaimed workshop and conference speaker on bullying and violence and the author of Bullyproof Your Child for Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting and Bullying for Good.
Dr. Haber is a Clinical Psychologist and the leading expert on an advisory council for LG Mobile Phones. He’s the co-founder of Tool Kits for Kids, the bullying advisor for Herotopia.com and the founder of Respect U program.
Dr. Harris Stratyner, a psychologist and national expert in the field of addictions explains why adolescents experiment with alcohol and other drugs:
"They model; they’re curious, they want to be sophisticated and want to catch a buzz. They’re always looking for that thrill…that feeling that they’re in an altered state of consciousness and they want to feel more relaxed and have a social lubricant."
But Dr. Stratyner says parents can impact on their kids’ use and potential abuse of alcohol and other drugs:
"Parents need to realize they’re not their children’s or adolescent’s buddies, but they are their parents and they have to have boundaries. They have to be there, they have to love and care, but they also have to hold their children responsible for their actions."
Harris Stratyner, Ph.D, CASAC is a renowned addiction and mental health treatment specialist with over 27 tears of experience. He is the Regional Vice-President for Caron Treatment Center’s New York Recovery Center
Dr. Stratyner is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and a Vice Chair of the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Board of Directors.
Tom Mahoney is an expert in the field of adolescent and teen sexuality, and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. He quotes a study out of the Center for Disease Control:
"Statistically in this country, 19 million people every year get a sexually transmitted disease. Of that 19 million, almost half are between the ages of 15 and 24.
In 2009, 46% of high school students had sexual intercourse and 14% of that number had had 4 or more sex partners during that time in their life."
Mahoney says, "It’s important for parents to be informed. It’s important for kids to have access to information that is accurate and it’s important for kids to have a healthy sense of who they are." And for those teens who are engaging in sexual activity, he says, "They’re not having the conversations that they need to have with their partner about staying safe."
In this session you’ll hear practical advice on how to talk with your teens and adolescents.
Tom Mahoney is the Director of the Office of Special Clinical Services at the Greenwich Department of Health (Greenwich, CT); He is regularly in the classroom talking with adolescents and teens about prevention of HIV, STD’s and pregnancy.
Mr. Mahoney is also the father of 5 children, the youngest of whom is in high school.
Dr. Sharon Scully, a former Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Columbia University in NY and now consultant to families as they navigate the path toward college says parents need to be active with their inquiring teens.
"It’s become confusing even for parents who were well educated, because the whole admission process is different from what it was when they went to school."
But Dr. Scully counsels teens and parents to keep an open mind about their future as they think about college:
"There is no way in high school, no matter how good the high school is or what the curriculum offers that one really understands the nature of the inquiry in all of the disciplines, and that’s what the first 2 years of college are for."
Dr. Scully shares her expertise and invaluable resources for parents, middle and high school students. Don’t miss this!
Sharon Scully, Ed.D, is the founder and President of Scully Education and Career Services, LLC in Chappaqua, New York. She is a recognized speaker and expert in college admissions, financial aid and career counseling. As the former Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid at Columbia University in New York, she uses her expertise to help students headed toward college.
Dr. Scully has practical experiences too. She has two daughters, one of whom is beginning at Boston College, and the other is in high school.
Surviving Adolescence: What’s REALLY Going on With Your Kids is designed to help you and your adolescent or teen talk about these topics which can be most challenging. And you can listen to the audio download right from the convenience of your own computer or MP3 player anytime you wish.
How much is it?
To get any one of these incredible experts for an event would cost thousands of dollars. I’m convinced this information is so critical that I want to make this 4-hour Audio Program accessible to as many people as possible, and I am offering this series at a special low investment of only $15.95.
Optional written transcripts of the entire interview series are also available for only $20 more
Help Others While You Learn
20% of the proceeds of this course will go to benefit Caron Treatment Centers which helps adolescents and adults with treatment for addictions to alcohol and other drugs.