We know that relationships hold the key to improving boys’ health. But how do we establish and maintain connections with boys? This workshop examines current data on boys in schools and their communities. Participants will learn about boys’ unique developmental issues and explore ways to enhance communication with boys. We will have time to consider the challenges parents face when it comes to guiding their sons around issues of sexual consent. Riverdale High School, Portland OR.
The transition to high school presents many new pressures and opportunities. During this two hour workshop 8th grade boys will participate in activities that will assist them in thinking about what lies ahead. We will consider such topics facing alcohol and other drug use, issues of sexuality, managing stress and preparing for academic success as a high school student. French American International School, Portland, OR.
Adolescence represents a time of experimentation for many teens. It is striking that at the same time they may be experimenting their brains have not yet developed a mature ability to make decisions. So teens benefit from adult guidance. This workshop will look at adolescent development and consider ways to enhance honest exchanges between parents and their teens. Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR.
Many aspects of schools are not sympathetic to boys relational and learning styles. This staff development workshop examines the data on how boys are doing in schools, reviews boys unique developmental issues, and shares strategies for incorporating more movement into the classroom, utilizing literary strategies that tend to work for boys, improving boys relational capacity, and managing elements of violence and humor in boys’ writing. Sunset Elementary School, Vancouver, WA.
Boys’ academic challenges are well documented. This parent presentation looks at how parents can support their son’s academic progress. We will look closely at organizational skills, making school relevant, advocating for your son, and finding more success with reading and writing. The Madeleine School, Portland, OR.