Parents of children in Canyons District middle schools are invited to an “Adolescent Issues Night” that has been planned to help parents learn successful strategies to guide their children the sometimes topsy-turvy adolescent years.
The keynote speaker of the 6:30 p.m. free event on Thursday, Nov. 3 will be Richard Eyre, a popular speaker on parenting and families. His address, as well as three, 25-minute breakout sessions, will be at Union Middle School, 615 E. 8000 South.
Eyre, a former candidate for Utah governor, is a Harvard MBA, president of a management consulting company and is a ranked senior tennis player. He and his wife Linda have appeared on such shows as “Oprah,” “The Today Show,” and “Good Morning America.” Their parenting Web site www.valuesparenting.com provides ideas, guidance and creative programs for families.
Breakout-session topics include:
- Struggling teens: What is normal and what is not
- National Alliance of Mental Illness: Suicide and depression
- Information on drugs and alcohol
- Internet safety in the 21st century
- How to recognize and support students with ADHD
- Bullying: What can parents do?
Middle school educators in Canyons District are often asked about dealing with adolescent behaviors and maturity. The aim of this event and several others that CSD will offer this year is to provide parents with information they may find useful as they guide their children to healthy and successful habits.