2017 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.
October 12, 2017 Homework: Who’s Work Is It?

How much oversight is necessary when kids are doing their homework? Is your child’s homework neat and legible? Is the work complete and checked for errors? How do you motivate your child to do their best work? Discover strategies to partner with your child in getting homework started and completed. Learn how to give positive corrections and improve the quality and neatness of your child’s work. Explore scheduling homework and fitting in all the evening activities.

October 19, 2017 Public School, Private School, Gifted Program: The Pros and Cons

Learn about the gifted and Prism programs. What are the pros and cons of public school? How much do private schools cost? Check out schools test scores that you are considering and find out what they mean to your child’s academic performance. Learn what you can do as parents to build a positive relationship with your child’s teacher, get the most out of teacher conferences, be involved and up to date on your child’s academic performance.

October 26, 2017 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. Open forum for questions!

November 2, 2017 After School is Out, What to Do?

Learn how you can help your child stay focused and complete tasks more independently. Explore strategies to motivate your child to start a task, stay on task, complete a task and check their work for accuracy. Learn what are reasonable expectations for how long a child should be able to focus based on their age.

November 9, 2017 Your Child’s Personality

Is your child confident or shy? Introverted or extroverted? Learn how to capitalize on your child’s strengths and help them feel secure and loved. Help your child accept their strengths and areas of challenge. Discover how to help your child be resilient and overcome challenges.

November 30, 2017 Cool Gifts and Activities for the Holidays

Holidays aren’t about buying more stuff, it’s about buying the right stuff. Find out about top toys, games, and gifts your kids will love. Explore ideas for how to make the most out of your vacation time to strengthen your family network, have fun, and build memories that will last a lifetime.

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