October Connecting for Kids Program

Connecting for Kids Logo_RGBAll Connecting for Kids events are free and open to the public. Free child care is available, but participants must register.

Taking the Battle Out of Homework

Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library

Is homework an ongoing battle in your house? Does your child’s homework cause you stress? Do you wish your child would complete homework without you having to supervise? Join Terri McNeely, MEd, BS, State Certified Special Education Teacher, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, as she provides tips to help parents reduce the daily stress of homework and end homework battles.  McNeely will suggest ways to help your child make the best use of his or her time and learn effective organizational techniques.  This talk is targeted at elementary and preteen students.

This event is co-sponsored with the Westlake Porter Public Library.  Free child care is provided, but space is limited. To register for the program and child care, please visit www.connectingforkids.org/register or email info@connectingforkids.org or call 440-250-5563.

What Is Typical Behavior for an Elementary School-Aged Child?

Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 32747 Lake Rd, Avon Lake

How long should the average meltdown last? Is my child’s constant anxiety about school normal? If my child doesn’t get invitations to birthday parties or play dates, are her social skills lacking? My son is having trouble at recess, how do I know if it is just an average playground conflict or if he is being bullied? Join Natale Badillo, MA, Ed, from Kenneth A. De Luca, Ph.D. & Associates, Inc., as she talks about what is typical behavior for an elementary school-aged child and when you should be concerned. She will address anxiety, meltdowns, impulsiveness, peer relationships and homework avoidance. At the end, she will leave time to answer audience questions.

This event is co-sponsored with the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Free child care is provided, but space is limited. To register for the program and child care, please visit www.connectingforkids.org/register or email info@connectingforkids.org or call 440-250-5563.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Child’s Therapy

Saturday, October 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library

Do you know the best ways to carry your child’s therapy over into everyday life? Do you feel that your child is getting the maximum benefit from therapy? Sara Solet, MA, CCC-SLP, of Speech Spot, will share ideas for getting the most out of any type of therapy including occupational, physical and speech-language therapy. She will introduce the idea of a parent notebook and why it is so critical to keep track of progress. Solet will also give tips for ways private and school therapists can best communicate with each other.

This event is co-sponsored with the Westlake Porter Public Library.  Free child care is provided, but space is limited. To register for the program and child care, please visit www.connectingforkids.org/register or email info@connectingforkids.org or call 440-250-5563.

About Connecting for Kids

Connecting for Kids offers education and support for families with questions or concerns about their child, with a focus on children birth through age 12.  A formal diagnosis, such as an autism spectrum disorder or ADHD, is not required to receive information or participate in Connecting for Kids’ programs.  Resources are available for a number of concerns, including but not limited to, anxiety, attention, food allergies, sensory, and speech-language.  Families can attend innovative, free programming and learn how to improve their child’s behavior, social skills and more.  The organization also offers support groups, a parent mentor program and numerous resources to empower parents to enable their child to reach his or her full potential.  If your child is struggling, you’re not alone. Connecting for Kids can help.

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