Offered May 2021:
Building Understanding: Transitioning From Elementary to High School
A 2-Part Evening Workshop Series Offered on Zoom
In May 2021, the QFHSA welcomed back Family Life Educator Karen Delage for a parenting workshop series that explored the transition to high school. The workshops were especially useful for parents of children in Grades 5 and 6, but parents of Grade 4 students were also welcomed.
Held on May 12th, the first workshop dealt with the developmental stages of preteens, their behaviour changes, their evolving needs, and how parents can best respond to those needs. The follow-up workshop on May 26th delved deeper into the mutually changing roles and responsibilities for parent and child at this stage. It explored the skills and competencies preteens must start learning and why as well as the adaptations parents can make to support their child’s growing autonomy.