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Hangout for Parents
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Hangout for Parents

On Friday we are having another hangout on the subject, "Does your child hate school?"

I wonder if there are people here who think they might get their parents to tune in?

Here is the short blurb:

Having a child who is unhappy in school can be stressful and confusing. Share your experiences with other parents. Can we find the reasons why your kids hate school? Can we work on a plan to improve the situation for parents and children, both?

*Find Support
*Gather Information
*Learn Strategies

Also, a doc for parents of kids who hate school..

If there is anything we can do to help you get your parents to participate in this support and resource hangout, please let us know. This is NOT intended to be a hangout to try to talk parents into letting their kids leave school.

Thanks! Any questions, please post or pm or email me. lisafromjackson@gmail.com

Dialogue On Education ... where students and adults meet to hash out issues related to school.
05-08-2015 04:06 AM
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lisafromjackson Offline
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Hangout for Parents

Bumping this up again...

I also started a Facebook group, "Parents of Students who Hate School," a support group.

I think your parents could be more interested in support than you might think. Also, the purpose is not to convince them of anything, but try to help them understand.

Dialogue On Education ... where students and adults meet to hash out issues related to school.
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Hangout for Parents

"Parents of Students who Hate School," sounds like a nice name.

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RE: Hangout for Parents

(05-08-2015 04:06 AM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  On Friday we are having another hangout on the subject, "Does your child hate school?"

I wonder if there are people here who think they might get their parents to tune in?

Here is the short blurb:

Having a child who is unhappy in school can be stressful and confusing. Share your experiences with other parents. Can we find the reasons why your kids hate school? Can we work on a plan to improve the situation for parents and children, both?

*Find Support
*Gather Information
*Learn Strategies

Also, a doc for parents of kids who hate school..

If there is anything we can do to help you get your parents to participate in this support and resource hangout, please let us know. This is NOT intended to be a hangout to try to talk parents into letting their kids leave school.

Thanks! Any questions, please post or pm or email me. lisafromjackson@gmail.com

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