A free parenting workshop offered by the Peninsula School District is available for Key Peninsula parents looking for new parenting tips and techniques.
The workshop is open to parents with students in kindergarten through eighth grade and is sponsored by Key Peninsula Middle School (KPMS) in partnership with nearby elementary schools Minter Creek, Vaughn and Evergreen, said Jeri Goebel, principal of KPMS.
“You get more instructions when you get a puppy than you do with a child,” she said. “We just want to offer this to parents so they can learn to guide their students without getting all amped up.”
The workshop includes three classes and includes dinner and childcare, all free and included with the workshop registration.
You get more instructions when you get a puppy than you do with a child. We just want to offer this to parents so they can learn to guide their students without getting all amped up.
Jeri Goebel, principal of Key Peninsula Middle School
The three-week workshop will be led by psychologist Sal Severe — author of “How to Behave so your Children will too!” — who has made appearances on shows including “Oprah” and the “Today Show,” along with serving on the board of advisors for Parents Magazine.
The goal of the workshop is to help empower students and provide them with tools and resources to support their children, Goebel said.
“We have high expectations for the teachers and high expectations for the students, and we want to make sure that we have high expectations for the parents as well,” she said.
She added that the workshop also allows parents of elementary-school children to become familiar with KPMS and the administration and hopefully allow future transitions to middle school to be a little less scary for families.
We want parents ot feel like we’re partners together. We’re hoping it’s going to be a nice community event.
This workshop also provides an opportunity for parents to become better acquainted with their children’s teachers — who have been encouraged to attend the workshop — and learn about other school resources.
“We want parents to feel like we’re partners together,” Goebel said. “We’re hoping it’s going to be a nice community event.”
The workshop will be held from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 9 and 16 at Key Peninsula Middle School, 5510 Key Peninsula Hwy N in Lakebay.
Information and registration for the parenting workshop were sent home from the participating Key Peninsula schools.