Weston Youth Services tackles ‘tough stuff’

weston-teen-talk-parentsThe toughest topics to talk with your kids about are also usually the most important to talk with your kids about. Just the thought of discussing sex, alcohol, drugs, violence, divorce, and death may fill some parents with angst. However children need reliable information from responsible sources, and it’s crucial for families to find some common and comfortable ground to tackle the tough stuff.

Weston Youth Services is presenting a series of conversations to help prepare families for those conversations. Each month will focus on a particular theme and host several interactive sessions co-led by guest speakers to highlight social, psychological, educational, and legal information and issues.

This month focuses on walking the line between “hands-off” and “helicopter” parenting.

The first presentation in the series is set for Monday, March 11, from noon to 1:30 at the Weston Public Library. Up for discussion will be “Managing the media: How to monitor children’s media exposure and talk about what they see and hear.”

The Youth Services website (westonyouthservices.org) will also feature corresponding resources including articles, book recommendations, and suggested organizations and websites.

Upcoming programs include:

One size doesn’t fit all: Children, choices, and consequences, Thursday March 21, 6 p.m. at Weston High School.

Straight talk for toddlers through teens, Monday, March 25, 9-10:30 a.m., Weston Public Library.

Call 203-222-2585 or visit westonyouthservices.org for more information.

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