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For Parents

CAN WE TALK?
HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR KIDS ABOUT 13 REASONS WHY
Monday, May 15th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Old Saybrook Middle School (60 Sheffield Street)
Our friends at Old Saybrook Youth Services invite all Lyme-Old Lyme parents, caregivers, and concerned adults to attend this valuable program. The Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services and Old Saybrook Public Schools are partnering to address concerns pertaining to the 13 Reasons Why series. Alicia Farrell, PhD, community mental health providers, and school guidance staff will offer valuable information for parents and an opportunity for open dialogue concerning this controversial series.  Please call 860-395-3190 to pre-register. No cost to attend. 
Note, we have an addition program for LOL Middle School students on this subject.  Click here for details.

CIRCLE OF SECURITY
Five Thursdays: April 20 through May 18, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
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.  
Register Online Here or call 860-434-7208 x0.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP OF SE CT
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
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MOTHER/DAUGHTER WORKSHOP: Let’s Start Talking
Fall dates, tba
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. 

JOURNEY BEYOND DIVORCE
A support group for parents about divorce
Are you in the middle to the divorce process or has your divorce been finalized but you would still like support?  Are you having difficulties communicating with your co-parent?  Are you feeling isolated, lonely or confused? New support group beginning at the LYSB:  Join others who are experiencing similar changes and difficulties for an opportunity to discuss feelings and ask questions.   Group will be led by an experienced licensed clinical social worker who understands the process of recovering from divorce.  It will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  Contact LYSB for fee and date info 860-434-7208 x0.

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.