Successful Teen Parenting: Free Workshop Series in Townshend

This winter, West River Valley Thrives, a local coalition dedicated to “promoting healthy lifestyle choices with an emphasis on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by youth people”, will be hosting a new program for local parents. This workshop, called Active Parenting of Teens, is an evidence-based program for parents of children in fifth grade and up where parents will discuss issues unique to adolescence and the skills needed to parent their “tweens” and teens most effectively. The workshop will include information on parenting styles, problem solving and communication, responsibility and discipline, building courage and self-esteem, drugs and violence, as well as development and sexuality.

Active Parenting of Teens will be held over the course of four Saturdays, Feb 13th, 27th, March 12th, 26th from 9am-12pm at the United Church of Christ in Townshend (46 Common Rd); pastries and coffee will be provided. Free childcare will be made available with advanced notice. Also, all participants will receive a gas gift card worth $20 as a thank you for coming out on a Saturday morning to engage with other local parents on the topic of parenting. Interested parents should contact Kate Venne, Project Coordinator for West River Valley Thrives, atwrvthrives@gmail.com or 802.365.4700 to register. Check out our new website, wrvthrives.com, for more information about other upcoming West River Valley Thrives opportunities!