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Plan to attend the Parenting Education Fair on Nov. 2

Plan to attend the Parenting Education Fair on Nov. 2

Parents, educators, teachers, administrators and childcare workers are invited to the Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Walled Lake Northern High School (6000 Bogie Lake Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48382.) This parenting education event is a partnership with Farmington Public Schools, Novi Community Schools, Oakland Schools, Oakland Community College, Walled Lake School District and the West Bloomfield School District.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Brooks Gibbs. He is an award-winning social skills educator who teaches students, parents and teachers how to build emotional resilience and live by the Golden Rule, and is the author of Raise Them Strong.  Over 2,500 schools have hired him to speak allowing him to reach two million students face-to-face. His viral videos have amassed more than 200 million views worldwide.

Brooks’ message is relevant and his delivery is very entertaining. For more information on Brooks Gibbs, visit his website:  www.brooksgibbs.com.  

In addition to the keynote presentation, there is an opportunity to attend up to three breakout sessions.  There are tracks for parents of pre-K-5 graders, 6-12 graders and all levels. The subjects encompass parenting effectively; internet safety and screen time limits; coping skills for kids; food tips for picky elementary eaters through high schoolers; saving for college; talking to your children about racism; talking to your children about drugs/alcohol; resolving conflict in the home, and more.

Dr. Gerald Hill, WBSD superintendent, said, “The global world we live in today is challenging. Coupled with the high expectations, uncertainties, and the constantly changing environment our children grow up in, we need to support our parents and students with improved communication, dialogue, and assistance with a myriad of issues. That is exactly what the parenting fair is about, supporting each other to be the best parents we can be, ” said.

Platinum Sponsors for this event include the Chaldean News and Walled Lake PTAs and PTSA Council. Childcare will be available during the entire event. Food trucks will be on-site during the lunch break.

Check out the WOCPEF website or contact Dan Durkin at daniel.durkin@wbsd.org for more information.