Chilliwack secondary students plan parenting sessions

May 4 session will focus on understanding conflicts with your teenager, and your parenting style

Parents are being invited into the school, and into the minds of teenagers, in a new series of informative sessions at Chilliwack secondary school.

The first night drew in about 35 parents, eager to hear what the presenters had to say about parenting techniques, and the second promises to be just as interesting.

The sessions are being planned by students at CSS who are in an independent study group, and the next one will focus on “understanding conflict and your parenting style.”

Grade 12 student Naomi Wiebe said it’s a unique opportunity for parents to get inside the minds of their teenagers.

“We’re going to be talking about how the mind of a teenager works, and parenting and styles and conflict resolution,” Wiebe says.

The session is to be held at CSS, Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the session is planned to run about two hours.

One of the school’s guidance counsellors, Joe Ogmundson, will be presenting, and the upcoming session will build on the previous one. But Wiebe said parents who missed the first are welcome to join in, and they are eager to build up their audience numbers.

“We’d like to have as many parents as possible,” she says. “We’ve sent out a ton of emails and flyers, and we hope to see some of the same faces again.”

The sessions are free, and no registration is required.

jpeters@theprogress.com