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Minnehaha Academy Parent Education Speaker Series

Minnehaha Academy and MAPT (Minnehaha Academy Parents Together) are proud to present the 2016-2017 The Scoop Speaker Series. 

These parent education events are free and open to the public. Please invite your friends and family. 

2016-2017 Speaker Series

8 Pillars of Parenting for Peace at Home
Samantha Moe, Mad2Glad
Date: Monday, October 3, 2016 – RSVP for this event
Time: 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Location: Lower & Middle School Chapel, 4200 West River Parkway

Are you stressed out and exhausted? Tired of your child’s poor listening, lack of self-control and defiant behavior? Discover why your child pushes your limits, tries to control everything, and how you can transform your home into an enjoyable space rather than a war zone. In this interactive presentation, you will receive solutions from the Mad2Glad Blueprint that are key to having a calmer, more cooperative child and restoring your sanity.

You will learn:

  • The number one reason for anger, anxiety and power struggles
  • The 8 Pillars of Parenting that are critical to creating a peaceful home
  • How parent coaching re-establishes confidence and authority

Samantha Moe, M.A. SLP, is a Certified Parent Coach whose passion is teaching practical ways to decrease stress.  Founder of the holistic and innovative Mad2Glad Blueprint, she guides caregivers in her step-by-step approach to dramatically reduce defiance and disrespect and re-establish confidence and authority.

Teachable Safety Skills: Replacing Myths with Facts
Alison Feigh, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center 

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 – RSVP for this event
Time: 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Location: Lower & Middle School Chapel, 4200 West River Parkway

How can care-givers talk to children about personal safety without scaring them to death? This presentation provides current information about various safety concerns children and teen are facing today, both in-person and online, and how to educate youth on those concerns in a positive way.

What Is #RadicalCollegePrep? What Every Middle School & High School Family Needs to Know
Jeannie Burlowski
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – RSVP for this event
Time: 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Location: Upper School Chapel, 3100 West River Parkway

Why would you want to prep for college the same old way everyone else does? That’s the surest route to mediocrity! In this jam packed 90-minute session, author Jeannie Burlowski will teach us:

  • 12 things that parents can do right now to put their kids on the fast track to getting through college debt free.
  • How kids as young as age 15 can get an exciting, liberating sense of possible career opportunities early on, and then sign up for only the amount of college absolutely necessary to accomplish that.
  • How students age 12-24 can rake in more college scholarships despite ordinary grades and test scores.
  • And, more!

Mindful Parenting: The Mom Enough Approach
Erin Erickson, Mom Enough
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – RSVP for this event
Time: 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Location: Lower & Middle School Chapel, 4200 West River Parkway

The daily to-do list of being a parent can be long – between work, school, meals, errands and after-school activities – the responsibilities of parenting are all-consuming. Are you running on the parenting hamster wheel and looking for the exit ramp? Ever thought, “There must be an easier way!”?

Join Erin Erickson of Mom Enough as she guides you through the process of

  • reflecting on your current parenting approach,
  • establishing parenting priorities and
  • developing new techniques to help you find more joy on your parenting journey.

Learn about

  • the physiology of stress (and how to combat it),
  • identifying things that hinder positive parenting, and
  • building your mindful parent toolbox, so you can be Mom or Dad Enough!

Mom Enough is comprised of parenting and child development experts Marti and Erin Erickson. They interview national experts on a variety of parenting topics and share them in a podcast – from confronting the daily joys and struggles of helping kids grow up well, to balancing work and family, to considering the big questions of how society views and values mothers and mothering. They can also be seen on KARE11. Erin is a specialist in Maternal-Child Health and has extensive experience speaking on issues related to maternal-child health and parenting.