Parent University workshop set for this weekend

If you go
What: Parent University
When: 8:30 a.m. - noon Saturday, March 9
Where: Rome Corners Intermediate School,
Cost: Free

Whether you’re a parent of a kindergartner or your kid is getting ready to graduate high school, the Parent University this weekend is likely to be of some help.

The program, set for 8:30 a.m. - noon, Saturday, March 9, at Rome Corners Intermediate School, will offer more than a dozen workshops for parents.

More than 10 speakers will lead discussion on a variety of topics including:
• Bullying
• Healthy eating and exercise
• Reading programs
• Managing digital lifestyles
• Physical and emotional development
• Parenting logic
• Teen brain development
• Puberty
• Sleep needs

Guest speakers include trained mental health professionals, physicians, youth leaders, librarians, school counselors and more.

The program is a collaboration between the Oregon, Stoughton and McFarland school districts, Dean Health Systems, the Oregon Public Library and Oregon Cares.

The groups held a similar program in October. Organizers previously told the Observer that the idea for the workshops came from Dean Health wanting to do some health and wellness programming at the library. The idea grew to a series of workshops for adults of school-aged children with hopes of the program becoming an annual event.

More information, including program descriptions and speaker biographies can be found online at or by calling 835-4097.
Free child care is available with advanced registration.
– Mark Ignatowski

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