Parent University focuses on stress and anxiety March 12

Dr. Gina Cosgrove of Chelsea Place Psychological Services returns Tuesday, March 12 for a Parent University repeat presentation that will provide parents with practical tips for helping children cope with stress and anxiety in healthy ways. The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Virtual AP Room at Broadalbin-Perth High School. This event was postponed last month due to weather.

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This session will explore the causes and effects of stress and anxiety and skills and tools to combat both. During her presentation, Cosgrove will review the origins of anxiety in children and adolescents, with a focus on the different types of anxiety symptoms that can be present. She will also share strategies for communicating with children when they are anxious, as well as coping tools designed to build resilience.

Parent University is a community collaboration led by Broadalbin-Perth. Through Parent University, Broadalbin-Perth partners with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources and the confidence to become full partners in their children’s education. The goal of Parent University is to increase parent involvement in B-P schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life. Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas.