The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families presented Tweens,Teens and the Tech Trends of Today with Liz Repking on Thursday, December 8 at the Community Consolidated School District 93 in Bloomingdale
Liz Repking and Lynn Dugan
Glenbard West parent Lynn Dugan shared the following takeaway: "I hope to teach my teens to make good decisions regarding social media and cyberspace in general but the landscape is challenging because it is ever-changing. Of course, we need to model good online behavior and help kids understand 'What goes online stays online.' This presentation gave me a chance to learn new things (have you heard of Kik?) and equipped me for the important dialogue I want to continue with my kids."
View the presentation on the Glenbard Parent Series YouTube Channelhere
Liz Repking's Cyber Safety Consulting web site here
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families presented Strategies for Improving Executive Function Skills to Plan, Organize, and Problem Solve for School Success with Sarah Ward on Tuesday, December 6 at Glenbard South.
Sarah Ward spoke to a packed house of students and parents at the GPS Dec. 6. Two students share their take aways:
Glenbard South Senior-
Thank you GPS for bringing in a speaker who confirmed what I have been trying to convince my father of- forever. Listening to music helps me drown out the other distractions when doing homework. So great to have my dad now understand, since he heard it from an expert. Nice!!
Glenbrd West Junior-
What a helpful program for all students. So glad I attended. I will now " plan backward to execute forward". This won't be my last GPS. Glenbard North parent Cindy Allston shared the following take-away:
"It was fascinating to hear that kids with Executive Functioning Deficits have time blindness and are unable to see the future. We need to help them become a future stretcher to actually visualize the passage of time, so they can plan and go toward that future/project completion. Consider shading in "time to work" on a wall clock to actually make time visible, was one helpful strategy. And always plan backward to execute forward."