Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

A special 1-day program for FA Parents
Friday, March 29, 2019  |  8:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  KW Library

The FA Balance & Well-Being Summit

Your Kids Spoke. We Listened.

Space is limited. Please RSVP below by Friday, March 22nd.
Friends and family members are welcome.  

RSVP to the FA Balance & Well-Being Summit

8:30-9:30 am – "Kind and Careful Online Technology" with Katie Schumacher

Online Behavior Expert, Author and Founder of the "Don't Press Send" Campaign, Katie will address how to guide our children through the ever-changing world of technology.

Parents will learn:

  • How to provide guidelines + strategies to navigate social media.
  • How to create a healthy balance with technology
  • Use mindful techniques in your home
  • How to protect your children from engaging in illegal and potentially dangerous online activity
  • How to teach and enforce technological responsibility through kindness by strengthening empathetic skills

9:45-10:45 am – "Parenting is a Five-Piece Suit: Here's the Job Description You Never Got" with Debbie Roffman, MS

 

Nationally acknowledged expert on human sexuality education in independent school settings, Debbie has consulted with more than 300 private and public schools and is the author of three books for parents and teachers. Debbie was also named one of Time Magazine's 16 Top Parenting Experts for the 21st Century. 

Find yourself overwhelmed by parenting from time to time (or hour by hour)? Don't fret!! Regardless of your children's ages, here's a parenting model based on five core skills that will help you feel more confident and capable no matter the challenges you face. 

10:50-11:10 am – Worship Sharing

11:15-12:00 – Lunch and Roundtable Parent Discussion
Share experiences and discuss strategies in small parent groups. (RSVP is required)

12:15-1:15 pm – "Values? What Values? How schools and parents working together can reinforce healthy sexual values" with Debbie Roffman, MS

 

Nationally acknowledged expert on human sexuality education in independent school settings, Debbie has consulted with more than 300 private and public schools and is the author of three books for parents and teachers. Debbie was also named one of Time Magazine's 16 Top Parenting Experts for the 21st Century. 

More than ever, young people today are exposed to multiple and and often conflicting messages about sexual values. Part of the difficulty for them – and for adults who hope to provide helpful guidance – is that the word "values" itself can have multiple meanings. This session will help all parents, even those with young children, sharpen their "values vocabulary" so they can communicate clearly and directly about the "values" they want their children to value.

1:20-2:20 pm – "Student Stress and Anxiety: A Parent Workshop" with Dr. Michael Quinland, John Scardina and Jen Cort

Join Friends Academy School Psychologist Dr. Michael Quinland, Quaker-in-Residence and Certified School Psychologist John Scardina and Quaker-in-Residence, Clinical Social Worker and Educator Jen Cort as they present on the issues that are causing stress and anxiety in today's kids.