2018 Microsoft Parenting Series

Building 16 on MSFT Campus on Thursdays at 12 pm for 60 minutes
Lectures on the Microsoft campus are open to families of Microsoft employees.
March 15, 2018 Teens and Pre-Teens: Keeping in Touch

Explore how to set expectations and stay in the loop. Discover the challenges of homework, peers and friendships, physiology and psychology that teens face. Find out where teens hang out and how to partner with your teen to build open communication. Learn how you and your teen can be armed with the tools you need to navigate the teen years successfully.

March 22, 2018 Big Kids, Little Kids and Getting Along

Whether it’s “He took my toy”, “She hit me”, or saying mean things to each other, help your kids learn to handle and resolve differences. Tips on how to facilitate conflict resolution are presented. Parents discover how to help kids compromise and stand up for themselves without parents or adults becoming judges, and enforcers. Parents can discover how to reduce competition between siblings and avoid jealousy and favoritism between their children.

March 29, 2018 In Search of Sleep

Does your child wake up at night? Find out how to get your child to go to bed. Discover the pros and cons of letting your child sleep with you. Learn how to handle getting your child back to sleep after waking up.

April 5, 2018 Bullyproofing Your Child

It’s not easy to be a kid. At Preschool it’s biting and pushing. Later it’s teasing and intimidation. Learn how to coach your child to stand up to intimidation and hold their ground. Find out about strategies beyond just ignoring or hitting back.

April 12, 2018 No Session this Week
April 19, 2018 Cool Birthday Parties

Get lots of new ideas about how to throw your child an awesome birthday party that’s fun, exciting and different. Find out what kind of parties are compelling to children of different ages.

April 26, 2018 Milestones: Keeping Your Child on Track

Learn what to expect in terms of learning, behavior, focus and attention span. Find out when to give your child chores, how to facilitate getting chores done and why they are important. Discover if your child needs a little boost or if they are ahead of the game.

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