Open to everyone in the community, these FREE monthly presentations focus on ideas to manage common parenting obstacles. Each informal, small-group presentation is 45 minutes long followed by a 15 minute question and answer session.  Play area available for small children.

For questions, concerns, registrations or cancellations please contact Sarah Hitchings at 630/587-3777 x102

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Location for all presentations: Riverview Counseling Services, 111 E. Main Street

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 @1:00pm

Grade School Worries: Identifying and Supporting Your Anxious Child

Anxiety in the elementary school-aged child is far more common than you think. Come learn exactly what this anxiety is all about and how to start to support your child toward emotional health.

Presenter: Cheryl Denz, MA, LCPC

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 @1:00pm

Homework Help: Avoiding the Homework Battle with Your Child

Whose homework is this anyway? End the afterschool drama surrounding homework while helping your child to become a successful and independent student.

Presenter: Cheryl Denz, MA, LCPC

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 @1:00pm

Gossip Girl No-More:  Raising a Drama-Free Daughter

Having a daughter naturally means there is drama in the house, right?  Not so.  Learn some basic strategies in raising a strong, and socially secure girl without all of the theatrics.

Presenter: Cheryl Denz, MA, LCPC

December – No presentations. Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 @1:00pm

School Anxiety and School Avoidance: What Every Parent Should Know

Anxiety surrounding school is frustrating not only for the child but for the parent as well. A slippery slope, its often easier for kids to avoid school than to work through their anxieties and fears. Come learn the causes behind school anxiety and some parenting strategies to help support and encourage your child through their stress.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 @ 1:00pm

Mirror, Mirror: Helping Your Child Keep a Positive Body Image

With our kids exposed to so much through our culture and social media, feeling good in “the skin you are in” isn’t always easy. Join us in learning how to help your tween and/or teen appreciate and respect their physical and emotional selves.

Presenter: Katie Ditch, MA, LMFT

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 @1:00pm

The Parent Trap: Being Conscious of Competitive Parenting

It’s hard being a parent, especially when you feel the pressure to produce a “high achieving” child. Come learn how this cultural value originated and what you can do to maintain a healthy and satisfying parenting role.

Presenter: Cheryl Denz, MA, LCPC

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @1:00pm

Emoji 101: Helping your Child and Tween Develop a Heatlhy On-Line Identity

Like it or not, social media is here to stay. While every child is different, learning how to expose and teach your child about social media and the creation of their on-line “footprint” is a new parenting-must.

Presenter: Cheryl Denz, MA, LCPC

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 @1:00pm

Mindfulness and Your Teen

Join us in discussing the basics of what “mindfulness” is and how it can be an invaluable tool as your teen begins to learn how to manage the stress, anxiety, and responsibility of daily young-adult life.

Presenter: Katie Ditch, MS, LMFT

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