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Parenting Seminar Vision

At LM, we view parents as partners. We aim to resource parents and community members in order to strengthen the entire ecosystem of support around students. Seminars are a natural way to promote positive dialogue around important ideas.

SEMINAR OVERVIEW: PARENTING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND HOLISTIC GROWTH

Students today are faced with a host of external pressures: to achieve, to specialize prematurely, to fit in, to stand out, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). These factors have contributed to a student experience that is often filled with activity but void of joy, noted by the drastic increase of anxiety and depression among adolescents in recent years. As parents and educators, how can we cultivate a climate of mental health and holistic growth for our students to flourish in a competitive world? This topic will be explored during parenting seminars at each of our three campuses this winter.

FORMAT:

  • Presentation by Dr. Doug Friesen, licensed psychologist
  • Panelist discussion with representation from mental health professionals, educators, pastors, and parents
  • Small group dialogue
The Q&A panel of mental health professionals, educators, pastors, and parents will discuss and wrestle with questions that parents have about how we can cultivate a climate of mental health and holistic growth for our students, specifically related to factors that are contributing to increased anxiety and depression.
 

PANEL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  • How can I help mitigate the pressures my child faces – ie. to achieve, to specialize prematurely, to fit in, to stand out, and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)?
  • What practices have been beneficial in your family or for families you work with?
  • What can I do as a parent to promote positive mental health for my child?

 

Child Care Available at New Danville seminar (for children potty-trained through 5th Grade).

Can’t Make it to New Danville? There are other opportunities to attend:

All seminars are free and open to the public. You are encouraged to bring friends with you, even those that don’t attend LM schools!

If you are a parent wondering how to help your child flourish in a competitive world and explore the challenges your family is facing, this seminar is for you!