Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
The college process often becomes a "rite of passage" about gaining admission to the "right" school. Despite our best intentions, this process can create stress for the entire family and affect our child's self esteem. Colleges are telling us that we are sending them students who are academically but not emotionally prepared for their college experience.
This presentation offers parents the opportunity and tools to identify and effectively manage the anxiety associated with the college process. We CAN help our children develop the independence and confidence necessary to be resilient young adults, who can successfully make the transition to college and beyond, while maintaining strong bonds with their family. The college application process is ripe with opportunities that help our children hone these life skills.
This presentation will be led by facilitators who have "been there" numerous times and who can help bring a perspective that can help us while we are in the "thick of it."
Leslie K Rogers, LCSW is a psychotherapist with a specialty that includes couples and families. She has been teaching parenting skills for the past 13 years and has been through the college process five times.
Debra Koenig has over 12 years experience developing curriculum and facilitating parenting classes in Fairfield County. She is a JD currently studying for her Masters in Family Therapy at Fairfield University.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).