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Jan. 25, 2017 - Nervous about the teen years?

Taking registrations now! When you live with children, family dynamics constantly change and for many parents and caregivers the teen years are the most nerve-racking. To help parents and caregivers prepare for the expected changes in their children Valley Central Middle School is working with Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County (CCE) to offer a four-session series for parents and caregivers called Preparing for the Teen Years.
 
This four-session series teaches skills and helps adults enjoy these transitional years. The program will take place on Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23 & Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Central Valley Middle School. Topics addressed include:
 
• Who Is This Stranger? 
• Parent-teen Relationships
• Talking with Teens about Sensitive Topics
• Keeping Teens Safe, including from Cyberbullying 
 
“Raising children with as many outside influences as there are today, from the internet to the personal devices, exposes teens to more risks than ever. At Cornell Cooperative Extension, we teach prevention. Being prepared and equipped with the right tools to safely guide youth through this possibly tumultuous period, while staying connected as a family is critical for parents” states Julika von Stackelberg, parenting and family life educator at CCE.
 
The total cost to participate is $40 per family, limited scholarships are available. For questions or to register please call 845-344-1234. You may also print the registration form and return it with payment to the address on the form.