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 21st, 2017 @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: Allyse Rehak,  MA, LCPC

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 @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: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 @1:00pm

The Quiet Storm: Anxiety in Tween/Teens

As the number of tween/teens experiencing anxiety and/or depression continues to skyrocket in our culture, we as parents can help our adolescents find emotional well-being by understanding the causes, hidden (and not-so-hidden) symptoms, and interventions associated with anxiety.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

December – No presentations. Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 @1:00pm

Emoji 101: Helping your Child and Tween Develop a Healthy 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: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 @ 1:00pm

School Anxiety and 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, March 15, 2018 @1:00pm

Sticks and Stones: Understanding Childhood Aggression

Is aggression typical in childhood?  What may be going on inside a child who lashes out physically?  Develop a deeper understanding of a child who is acting out physically and some basic parenting strategies/interventions to get you back on track.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

Thursday, April 19th, 2018 @1:00pm

The “igen” Generation: Understanding the Long Term Impact of Smart Phones and Devices on Emotional Health and Social Development

A first for our culture, we are now raising children that have never known life without a smart phone.  Come learn how this may impact your child now and in the future while also developing parenting strategies and guidelines to work towards healthy use of technology.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 @1:00pm

10 Tricks to Raising Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Who couldn’t use a refersher in this?!?  Learn easy, do-able, strategies that have a lot of “Bang for their Buck”.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

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