Parent University

Cutchogue East PTA is pleased to offer a free Parent University. Each of the programs listed below will be held on the last Tuesday of the month in the Cutchogue East library; please note that times vary.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:30 – 3:00pm Why Teens Do What They Do

As a parent of a pre-teen or teen, are you bewildered by adolescent behavior? Does her moodiness drive you crazy? Does his attitude push your buttons? Would you like to have a more respectful relationship with her or him? Unlock the mystery of adolescence with the key of understanding that can improve your relationship with your teen.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:00 – 8:30pm Raising Confident and Healthy Girls

Girls today receive many messages from popular culture about what it means to be a girl. With a focus on appearance and sexuality, these messages can impact a young girl’s developing self-image as well as her body image. During this program we will look at the role adults have in helping girls grow into healthy and confident young women.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:30 – 3:00pm Bringing Up Boys

How do boys grow into men of character? During this program we will discuss how adults can help boys transition successfully into adolescence and eventually into adulthood. We will look at a variety of factors that affect their healthy development in both positive and negative ways. This program is designed for parents of sons, ages 5-12.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:00 – 8:30pm Your Family and Screens

During this workshop we will review what the research says about the impact screens (computers, tablets, smart phones etc.) have on your growing child. We will look at the recommendations set by the American Academy of Pediatrics and offer suggestions for creating a healthy screen environment for your family. Appropriate for parents of children up to 12 years old.