October 31, 2017
PROGRAM TOPIC: Guiding Parents of Teens Toward Successful Co-Parenting.
Teens are going through multiple changes in their brains and bodies. They are capable of mature, almost adult-like thinking while still needing to feel a sense of emotional safety, significance and belonging. While couples undergoing divorce are likely to see themselves as "becoming single parents," they also need to continue to co-parent. Eva Dwight will address how parents can work together to meet the needs of their teenage children and the importance of knowing what teens think and feel. She will provide information about adolescent brain development, some nuts and bolts for effective parenting of teens and guidance for mediators in advising parents about best practices throughout and beyond the divorce process.
PRESENTER: Eva Dwight, BA, MEd, ACC taught high school English for 12 years prior to earning her Master's Degree in Counseling in 1997. She has been a junior high school counselor for 19 years. As a Positive Discipline Educator, she offers multiple parenting workshops through Mesa Public Schools' Parent University program. She also has earned her Associate Certified Coach designation from Adler Learning USA. In 2012, she launched her private practice, Creative Coaching Conversations, where she has helped hundreds of parents learn strategies for managing the challenges they face and bringing greater joy into their family life. Her work with teen clients emphasizes identifying their strengths, setting priorities and clarifying the path they want to follow in order to grow into confident, capable, young adults.
PLACE: BLUEWATER GRILL
1720 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
TIME: Registration and Networking at 11:30 a.m.
Meeting is 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
RSVP: RSVP at www.mcafm.org – Events – Monthly Meeting by noon on the Friday preceding the meeting date.
CLE: This program may provide up to one (1) continuing education credit hour based upon a sixty (60) minute hour.
CANCELLATIONS: You must contact Marcia Malsack, Membership Chair, 48 hours prior to the meeting date at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you RSVP “yes” and do not cancel in time, you will be charged the applicable fee stated above.