For Parents

Saturday, December 16, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Let the elves at the LYSB watch your kids while you finish your holiday errands. For children of all ages. Will be entertained by members of the LYSB Youth Advisory Council. Cost is $20 and includes lunch, crafts, games, snacks, movies and fun. REGISTER

Four Wednesdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
At Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School
A FREE four session substance abuse education and prevention program developed by LYSB and CASFY to help parents like you understand substance abuse and its impact on children and youth. Guest speakers and relevant resource materials will be offered at each session.  This program is free but please REGISTER.

Topics covered:
Current drug trends in US and CT,
How to have the drug discussion with your kids,
Risk factors,
Marijuana-What’s the Real Story?,
Teachable moments,
Prescription drugs,
What to do if you suspect your child is using,
Current laws and school rules regarding substances,
This program is free, but please REGISTER


Joining hands as we walk on this journey together towards healing one breath at a time.
We are a group of survivors, together to offer support, comfort, and understanding. Our group provides an atmosphere of acceptance for exploring feelings that are often not understood by others. It offers a chance to share helpful resources, and to give and get support through the long grief process. Meeting times: 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at LYSB, 59 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
Please call to register: Ann Irr Dagle, 860-625-5280  btdmemorialfoundation@gmail.com
CLICK HERE for flyer

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – full with a wait list
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Open the lines of communication with your daughter!  Designed to give girls a better understanding of the changes that her body will go through during puberty.  Topics will include the importance of a positive body image and how to deal with difficult situations.  A fun and educational night out for girls in 4th or 5th grade and their mothers.  Cost is $50 per pair and includes resource materials, goodie bags and a pizza dinner.  Patty Cournoyer, LOLMS health teacher facilitate this course. REGISTER for the 10/26 wait list

Spring dates tba
Interactions between parents and their children are full of disruptions, miscommunications and misunderstandings.  This workshop series is designed to give parents with children of any age a ‘map’ for understanding and responding to their children’s emotional needs and behaviors.  Parents will learn new ways to see their child’s needs and gain skills that will increase cooperation.  This program is free but registration is required.  

1-2-3 MAGIC; Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Upcoming dates tba
This program is free and donations are accepted.
You MUST pre-register.
Childcare is available with advance registration $10/child.
Parents! Who’s in charge at your house??
A humorous look at parenting, a serious look at discipline.
In this workshop you will learn:
•How to control obnoxious behavior
•How to discipline without arguing, yelling or spanking.
•How to handle the 6 kinds of testing and manipulation.
•5 tactics for encouraging good behavior.
•What to do about bedtime, messy rooms, lying & chores.
•Homework, practicing and more.
•How to strengthen your relationship with your child
LYSB offers 1-2-3 Magic to help parents find solutions to the challenges of disciplining children ages 2-12. This program is based on the best-selling book by Thomas W. Phelan. Ph.D.  The group will be led by Arleen Sharp, LYSB Parent Educator.