Free webinar tonight to focus on parenting

Parents are the solution

March 28, 2012

By Josh Oldham | Ranger Reporter

Parents are the solution

A free webinar sponsored by the Parenting Education Advisory Board is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today in the Oak Room of the College Union Building.

The webinar will focus on how parents are the solutions to many of the challenges children face.

Psychologist and author Dr. James Garbarino, the keynote speaker at today’s Child Abuse Prevention Conference, will talk about the positive impact parents can have on their children’s lives.

“Parents are the solution,” said Mary Clare Munger, chairwoman of the education and child development department. “Parents can put their families back together with positive experiences.”

Garbarino said he will speak about ways parents can think about who their children are and how to make sense of what they do and need.

“When you reward a child, you build up the feeling inside that they’re good and capable,” Munger said. “If you punish, punish, punish, there is the chance you can have a child who becomes secretive, angry and fearful.”

Attendees will have a chance to ask questions, and the event will be be available on PEAB’s website.

The webinar is part of a community collaboration for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“I’m always hopeful that parents will receive information that will help them have a safe, happy, healthy home life,” Munger said.

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