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, St. Charles, IL 60174

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @1:00pm

Tips for a Successful School Year

Start out on the right foot this year with strategies to help decrease homework battles and improve your child’s independence as a student.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak,  MA, LCPC

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @1:00pm

Building Resiliency: Supporting a “Growth Mindset”

Parents want their children to be successful when moving through life’s  “ups and downs.”  Helping to support resiliency through challenges can teach them how to be more confident in themselves.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @1:00pm

Calming the Storm: Identifying and Supporting Children with Anxiety

As anxiety becomes more prevalent in our children, parents want to be able to support their child’s worries.  Come learn what anxiety is all about and how to build your child’s emotional health.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

December – No presentations. Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @1:00pm

Emoji 101- Building and Supporting Healthy Online Behavior

Parents continue to encounter challenges in navigating use of technology with their children.  Come learn parenting strategies and guidelines to work towards a healthy use of technology and the impact of social media on children and teens.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 1:00pm

School Anxiety and Avoidance

Anxiety surrounding school is frustrating not only for the child but for the parents as well.  A slippery slope, its often easier for kids to avoid school than to work through their anxiety and fear.  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 19, 2020 @1:00pm

Were You Listening? Supporting Focus and Attention in Children and Teens

Many children and teens struggle with paying attention at home and school, which can lead to behavior challenges and conflicts.  Come learn tools and strategies to help support positive behaviors at home and school.

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

Thursday, April 16, 2020 @1:00pm

Anxiety in Tweens/Teens:  Signs, Symptoms, and How We Can help

As the number of tweens/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

Thursday, May 21, 2020 @1:00pm

10 Tricks to Raising Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Children and teens have increased pressure and stresses in the social media age that can lead them to be hard on themselves.  Learn easy, do-able, strategies to help increase confidence in your child!

Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC

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