Upcoming Workshop

  • Are you parenting success or setting your kids up for failure?

    4 Must-Have Strategies to Raise Great Kids

    Presented by: Toni Schutta, M.A., L.P., nationallly recognized parenting speaker

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Simley High School Spartan Center
    2920 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights

    Research tells us that nearly 50% of college students suffer from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, binge drinking and eating disorders. Those astounding numbers tell us that we need to be parenting differently now so you can raise a child who’s loving, kind, responsible, strong, confident and successful as a young adult. Parenting strategies that you’re using today, in the moment, will have far-reaching results for your child’s success. Come to this class to learn four key strategies for raising great kids along with practical tips that you can easily implement immediately so you’re parenting with a plan for your child’s future success.




    Top Secret Project: Decoding the Mysteries of the Teen Domain 

    Thursday, January 9, 2019
    6:30-8:30 p.m. (Exhibit opens at 6 pm)
    Henry Sibley High School
    1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights

    The Top Secret Project is a unique traveling exhibit designed to help parents recognize unfamiliar hazards that are often in plain sight. Using a simulated teenager’s bedroom, the interactive exhibit includes hundreds of items that when seen through an educated lens, could be a signal that there is a problem. A presentation and question and answer session will follow the tour of the exhibit. For Adults Only.




    Co-Parenting: Making it Work 

    Presented by: Erin Pash, M.A. LMFT

    Tuesday, February 18, 2019
    7-8:15 p.m.
    Henry Sibley High School
    1897 Deleware Ave, Mendota Heights

    We aren’t given a manual on how to raise our tiny humans, aka our children. Bottom line parenting IS hard and not always intuitive. Take the complexities of parenting and layer on 2 (or more) parents who aren’t married and it makes it feel almost impossible! This course will outline the basics to help make Co-parenting easier. With education, tips, tricks, and communication skills, reducing stress for the kids and the parents is possible!




    Warp Speed:

    parent and child looking at device Parenting and Working with Teens in a Digital Age 

    Presented by: Jessica Wong, BA, Certified Prevention Professional by State of Minnesota

    Wednesday, April 15, 2019
    6:30-8:30 p.m.
    South St. Paul Secondary
    700 Second Street North, South St. Paul

    In today's fast paced world, technology is evolving more rapidly than our ability to understand its long-term impact on our society and our kids. In fact, research suggests that frequent use of entertainment technology by young people is actually changing the way the young brain develops and processes things such as impulse control and perception of harm. The unlimited access kids have to technology today allows them to experience an entire world at their fingertips. And while the use of technology certainly has its benefits, there are also applications that put our kids at greater risk for developing problems with things such as drugs and alcohol or bullying.

    This fun, fast-paced and interactive presentation will provide an overview of the digital world of teenagers, what they are doing online, the impact technology is having on social and emotional development, and how to help kids use technology in a balanced and safe way.