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COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING: HELPING YOUR CHILD TAKE THAT NEXT BIG STEP (FOR PARENTS ONLY)

DATE: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
LOCATION: Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870


 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: If you have ever wondered how to help your child write a college application essay, this is the course for you! Topics to be covered will include important dates to remember, common essay questions, analysis of the essay components, techniques for finding a great essay topic, and strategies for providing critical feedback and revision techniques. Although applying to college can be a stressful experience, it doesn’t need to be!

PARENTING THE LOVE AND LOGIC WAY (10-week course) 
 
DATES: Wednesdays - January 9, 16, 23, & 30; February 6, 13, 20, & 27; March 6, 13, 2019
TIME: 
6:15 pm - 8:45 pm
LOCATION: PYLUSD Professional Development Academy (PDA)
4999 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda, CA 92886



COURSE DESCRIPTION: Raise happy and well behaved kids with positive, loving tools. The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding. Sounds easy enough, but never before in history have parents been faced with so many challenges! The Love and Logic approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood. Whether you are embarking for the first time with your new baby or navigating the turbulent teens with your youngest, these strategies and techniques will help you create calm and loving solutions. Learn how to:
 
  • Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
  • Stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things
  • Set enforceable limits
  • Avoid enabling and begin empowering
  • Help kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
  • Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
 
Please note, this class will also include free childcare for children ages 1+ at all classes. The last four sessions will also include additional strategies for supporting youth with special needs.
GOOGLE TRAINING FOR PARENTS - KEEP UP WITH YOUR KIDS!

DATE: 
Monday, 
January 14, 2019
TIME: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Get tech savvy with some Google basics. We will cover applications in Google Suite including Drive, Docs, and Slides, and some digital citizenship basics. Participants must have a personal Gmail account (create one for free at mail.google.com). We will have devices for parent use. Class is limited to 40 participants.

SUPPORTING YOUTH WITH CHALLENGING PASTS: TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICES (6 & 10-week course) 

DATES:
 Fridays - January 18 & 25; February 1, 8, & 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2019 (10-week course)
TIME: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
LOCATION: 
Ruby Drive Elementary School
601 Ruby Dr, Placentia, CA 92870

 
 
DATES: Fridays - April 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2019 (6-week course)
TIME: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
LOCATION: Melrose Elementary School
974 Melrose Street Placentia, CA 92870


COURSE DESCRIPTION: We all know that life can be difficult and sometimes, unexpected events such as a move, a death in the family, an incarceration, a divorce, or other stressful situations can affect us very deeply. However, in the life of a child/teenager, an experience that is emotionally painful or distressful, can result in lasting mental and physical effects that in turn adversely affect behavior. This course is designed to provide real solutions that can be applied immediately to help youth with challenging pasts. In this course, participants will delve deeper into the Love and Logic strategies and techniques to learn the following:
  • How trauma affects the brain
  • Why intense and extremely upsetting behaviors represent a need to self-protect and survive
  • The science behind healthy attachment relationships and why bonds form the foundation for emotional and neurological healing
  • How to apply Love and Logic strategies that enable parents and caretakers to take good care of themselves while addressing root causes of their child’s behaviors and not just symptoms
  • How to establish healthy boundaries, avoid destructive power struggles, overcome defiance, support learning and achievement in school, and guide youth towards success in life
  • Many more skills and concepts applicable to kids with challenging pasts and who need hope
 
Please note, this class will also include free childcare for children ages 1+ at all classes.

YOU MATTER! PARENT WORKSHOP

DATE:
 
Thursday, February 7, 2019

TIME: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a parent workshop that educates parents on the current drug trends, risk and protective factors, and how to prevent youth drug use. The workshop is conducted utilizing the Parents, You Matter! Curriculum.

NURTURING THE NEEDS OF THE GIFTED

DATE: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SPEAKER: Lisa Van Gemert
LOCATION: Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870


 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Lisa Van Gemert is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant for gifted and talented education. A former teacher, school administrator, mom of gifted kids, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted.
COLLEGE READINESS

COLLEGE ESSAY: WALK AWAY WITH A DRAFT (STUDENTS ONLY)

DATES: 
Saturdays - March 2 & 23, 2019

TIME: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870
 


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
 The scariest part of the application essay is that you have complete control over it. Come learn how to get a jump-start on your college application essay. Topics will include common essay questions and how to address those prompts to showcase your strengths. Time will also be devoted to writing the application essay in a computer lab with the oversight of experienced teachers, so you can leave with a draft of your college application essay. It’s time to stop staring at that blank page and turn it into a beautiful college application essay.

Please note, class size is limited to 50 students. Please plan to attend both sessions. Box lunch will be served both days.