At Stratford, parents are our partners. As such, we are committed to supporting our parents throughout their parenting journey. Through our Parent Speaker Series we are pleased to present an array of distinguished experts to both enlighten and inspire parents, as they guide their child’s growth from the earliest days in preschool through to the elementary and middle school years. This year’s series will feature eight virtual events addressing some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the unique stages of child development and social/emotional well-being.

Join us as we kick off our 2021-2022 Virtual Speaker Series in September with “Managing Anxiety in Teens and Tweens” with Brittney Reiser on September 23 and “I’m Talking, But They’re Not Listening” with Susan Stone on September 30. Read further details below and register to join us!

September 23 at 4:00 PM – “Managing Anxiety in Teens & Tweens” with Brittney Reiser

*For 4-8 Grade Parents
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About this workshop:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Brittney Reiser shares insight and tips to help parents recognize and manage tween and teen anxiety and its effect on the family. Develop strategies to help teens cope with worries, manage strong emotions, and identify common triggers such as school situations, social dynamics, and peer pressure.

About the Speaker:
Brittney Reiser is a Parent Educator at the Center for Children & Youth where she currently works with children, teens, and families in the Bay Area. Brittney has provided therapeutic services at the Youth Service Bureau, Children’s Health Council, and CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse). Brittney incorporates mindfulness techniques, solution-focused ideas, and positive self-talk to enhance regulation, self-esteem, and self-worth in those she works with. Her areas of expertise include trauma, attachment, behavioral problems, anxiety, and depression.

September 30 at 4:00 PM – “I’m Talking, But They’re Not Listening” with Susan Stone

*For Preschool – Elementary Parents
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About this workshop:
Do you repeat yourself often, try multiple ways to get your child’s attention but find they are still not listening? You are not alone. Parenting expert Susan Stone will share specific communication tools to improve your child’s ability to listen to, understand, and respond to requests. Learn what to do when your child is not following directions or understanding limits.

About the Speaker:
Susan Stone is a certified special education teacher specializing in effective parent-child communication and behavioral management. She has taught behaviorally challenged teens, operated home-based preschools, and managed crisis hotlines. Susan is an active parenting expert at the Center for Children & Youth and the author of Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk.

Looking for parenting book recommendations? Check out next week’s blog with a recommended reading list of parenting books from some of the authors who we have had the privilege of welcoming as speakers in the past and some of those that we aspire to welcome in the future.