Albert Einstein once said…
"How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"
Parenting teens who are dating is one of the most challenging situations affecting families today. I believe that relationships have an enormous impact on the success of student learning.
Our children are experimenting with "first love" at an even earlier age. The relationship choices they make during the pre-teen and teenage years affect their academic success, their self-image and more importantly, their life ambition.
Albert Einstein had a profound point; first love is impossible to explain from an academic perspective. Schools should not be held responsible for teaching students about dating and the consequences that come with those choices. However, parents are often without the tools to help their teens realize the influence of the relationships they form throughout their school years.
I facilitate an interactive workshop geared for the parents of Middle and High School students.
My PowerPoint presentation, modeled after the book Dater's Ed: The Instruction Manual for Parents, gives specific methods to help parents coach and guide students toward healthier relationships. The book follows the Driver's Ed Manual providing creative and effective techniques to teach our students how to "Date Defensively, Navigate Safely and Steer Clear of Unhealthy Relationships" using driving and cars as a powerful analogy.
For more information on how to bring this dynamic workshop to your school, church, library, youth coalition or community education event, please contact us at Info@DatersEd.com.
Here is what workshop attendees had to say:
"Great workshop! I really learned how to keep lines of communication open." – Jeanne B. – parent
"Movies are not great dates. You don’t get to know the person." – Katie G. – 17 year old
"I loved the information on building a Pit Crew." – Jackie B. – parent
"Our brains aren’t fully developed until 25!" – Justin C. – 16 years old
"Lisa, thank you for your time and most valuable information! I found it to be insightful and informative. I am excited for our daughter to read your book." – Bethany S. – parent
"I deserve the perfect guy and it' worth taking the time." – Dannielle H. – 15 year old
"Girls like gentlemen and we have to give them their space." – Mitchell R. – 13 year old
Some of the benefits of this presentation include:
- Defining dating in our culture and when dating really begins
- Tips to promote active parenting with specific goals and expectations
- Keys to better communication between parent and child
- Proven methods to slow the process of building relationships
- Illustrations and applications to drive each point home
- How to use technology to your advantage
- How to keep students focused on schoolwork and future career goals
- Creating healthy boundaries for all relationships
- How to recognize warning signs and blind corners in a relationships
I look forward to scheduling a date with your organization to bring this vital information to the parents and educators in your community. If requested, I will provide sample slides from the PowerPoint presentation and discuss customizing the workshop to suit your needs.
This program is ideal for the Middle School level, but is also recommended for High School or Elementary School parents as well Please email your request to Info@DatersEd.com for details on this program.