Program & Classes for PARENTS

We offer workshops to educate and sometimes remind parents of the “regular” challenges of being a teenager and young adults, but also discuss and inform parents on the new an ever changing challenges that todays youth face.

Additionally, we offer workshops for parents of younger children to help prepare for the teenager years.

Check out our current schedule.  If you would like to host a private workshop please let us know.

We are always looking for and open to suggestions of educational programming you would like to see.

WORKSHOP - I Have A Teenager Now What?

Having a teenager can be the most nerve racking, exciting, scariest, and exhausting experience a parent can have. Sometimes it seems one-day you have wonderful, affectionate, and adorable child; then the very next day there is a sullen, moody, defiant, alien in your home. This workshop is designed for parents of teens to help you understand the unique challenge of having a teenager and the effects teens can have on the family and the parenting relationships. The workshop will include:

  • Identifying male and female hormones in adolescence
  • Review the neurobiology of the teenage brain
  • Offer an understanding of the importance of socialization, friendships and peer pressure
  • Examine the pressures of romantic relationships
  • Provide a look at social media, the changing definition of social circles, and the impact on teens
  • Identifying the major stressors for teens
  • Tips on managing the teen/parent relationship

Cost: Workshop is $10 per person
Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location:
SPHERE Education
7600 E Arapahoe Rd., Suite 205
Centennial, CO 80112

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WORKSHOP - The Dark Side: The Ugly, The Dangerous and the Terrifying Truth About Social Media

Facebook, SnapChat, Twitter, and Instagram, these are the popular mainstream social media apps. Do you know about Kik, YikYak, GroupMe, Slack, Snow, WhatsApp, Whisper, FireChat, After School, Kandid, etc. There are hundreds of social media apps that teens have access to, but like all apps so does everyone else who has a phone. Due to the nature of the teenage brain, they engage in more risky behavior, they also tend to act more impulsively. This workshop will discuss the dangers of the apps teens have access to and how to encourage teens to be cautious about their use of social media. The workshop will include:

  • Examine all the different social media apps
  • Discuss how parents can encourage good decisions
  • Provide a look at the dangers of the different apps
  • Offer ways to keeps up with technology and engaging teens to keep parents up to date

Cost: Workshop is $10 per person
Date:
Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location:
SPHERE Education
7600 E Arapahoe Rd., Suite 205
Centennial, CO 80112

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WORKSHOP - Who's In Control: A Look at Parenting Authority

This workshop is designed for parents of younger children (toddlers and elementary school age).

Parents worry if the choices they make as parents are going to produce happy and healthy children, unfortunately kids don’t come with a manual. Parenting styles have an enormous impact on how children view authority, including parents, teachers, and law enforcement. Additionally, parenting style influences the way children make decisions regarding schooling, friends, romantic partners, and the way they handle peer pressure. This workshop is designed for parents and guardians to explore the different styles and effect on the children’s view of the world. The workshop will include:

  • Review parenting styles, authoritative, neglectful, permissive, and authoritarian
  • Discuss how parenting styles impact thoughts and behavior
  • Provide tips on how to shift parenting styles during throughout the years
  • Offer ways to encourage children to make good choices regarding authority figures in their lives

Cost: Workshop is $10 per person
Date:
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location:
SPHERE Education
7600 E Arapahoe Rd., Suite 205
Centennial, CO 80112

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WORKSHOP - Relational Aggression: The New Face of Bullying

Relational aggression is the combination of behaviors that uses close relationships to inflict social and mental harm on peers. This type of aggression came to the forefront of research and media attention in the late 20th century when there seemed to be a surge of aggression leading to increased numbers of reports of non-physical aggression. It is often referred to as “girl bullying” due to the disproportionate number of girls who participate in this kind of aggression. Studies are now seeing large increases of relational aggression across all genders. Social Media is a large contributor to the new bullying as well, due to its anonymous nature and pervasiveness. This workshop is for parents and guardians who want to understand this behavior. We will engage in education and group discussion about this type of bullying. The workshops will include:

  • Define relational aggression
  • Review the behaviors associated with this type of aggression
  • Discuss the reasons teens participate in bullying
  • Examine the effects of this behavior
  • Review ways to prevent and cope with aggression

Cost: Workshop is $10 per person
Date:
Monday, May 15, 2017
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location:
SPHERE Education
7600 E Arapahoe Rd., Suite 205
Centennial, CO 80112

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If you have a suggestion for a program, let us know!