Special Topics Series 2019 - 2020
Mount Vernon families are invited to attend sessions related to our year-long theme of Managing Complexities as we navigate parenting in this day and age.
Managing Complexities & Building Resilience
September 10, 2019 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Monitoring and Managing Children’s Online Presence
Collateral shared from Parent University: Managing and Monitoring Children Online
Slidedeck of the Presentation
October 3, 2019 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Talking to Children about the Birds and The Bees: Mary Flo Ridley (https://birds-bees.com/) *Back by popular demand!
Back by popular demand! Please join us for a Parent University on October 3, 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. in the Lower Camus Fellowship Hall. This presentation is geared towards families with children preschool to grade 5, although all Mount Vernon families are welcome to attend.
The well-renowned Mary Ridley will be our guest speaker. Her program, Birds & Bees, empowers parents to talk to their kids about sex in a healthy way. It gives parents the tools to be the best parents they can be, even in the most daunting conversations of all.
The Birds and Bees program wishes to empower parents and give them the help to have foundational conversations with their children that includes values as well as the basic biology.
November 11, 2019 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
A Parents Guide to the complexities social pressures in 2019: An inside view of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco with Dr. Dew.
Mount Vernon will welcome Dr. Brian Dew from Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development to talk candidly with parents about the complexities of social pressures in 2019. Topics will include helping parents learn about statistics, communication strategies, and risks adolescents across the country (and the world) face regarding drugs, alcohol, and tobacco/vaping use. Dr. Dew will also shed light on conversation starters with children about the threats of these substances.
** Location has changed to MS Art Gallery**
Do you have a suggestion for a Parent University topic? If so, please share it with your respective division head.