2018 Microsoft Parenting SeriesBuilding 16 on MSFT Campus on Thursdays at 12 pm for 60 minutes
Lectures on the Microsoft campus are open to families of Microsoft employees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.