Weston Youth Services hosts discussions on ‘uncomfortable’ topics

weston-teen-talk-parentsConversations about sex, alcohol, and drugs can often be uncomfortable for both parents and their children. Often “the talk” about the birds and the bees is the most dreaded of all, but it doesn’t necessarily all get covered in one talk, and it doesn’t need to be so dreadful.

Weston Youth Services continues its Tackling the Tough Stuff series, and this month the focus is on some of the toughest of the tough: sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Thursday, April 4, 7-8:30 p.m. , Weston Public Library Community Room

Let’s talk about sex: A frank discussion with Dr. Bob. Bring your partner or spouse to this evening event, and bring all the questions you always wanted to ask or were uncertain how to answer. Guest speaker: Dr. Bob Selverstone, a licensed psychologist in private practice in Westport and a retired veteran of 35 years as a public school teacher, counselor and administrator. He has written for numerous professional journals, been featured in a dozen award-winning educational videos, and appeared on many radio and TV programs.

Tuesday, April 23, Noon-1:30 p.m.,Weston Public Library

Discomfort and dialogue. In this interactive seminar, discuss how particular topics stir particular emotions, and how to deal with such feelings of discomfort when trying to have an open dialogue with children. Guest speaker: Jaqueline Lapa Sussman MS, LPC, a psychotherapist, author, and lecturer and one of the foremost practitioners of eidetic image psychology. She has delivered lectures and seminars worldwide, and is a longtime Weston resident. She is the author of several books (including Images of Desire and Freedom from Failure) and numerous articles, and writes a monthly self-help column for Total Health magazine.

For more information about the series, visit westonyouthservices.org.

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