Life in Delaware County

Library Hosting Parenting Workshops This Month

5 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Delaware County District Library is hosting a series of parenting workshops this month, all of which are supportive, small group virtual programs to connect with other parents of small children.

Workshops designed for parents/caregivers of children ages 0-8.

Click any of the program links below for more information and registration instructions. More…

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Olentangy Schools Parent Program Team Presents Online Forum

11 Jan , 2021  

The Parent Programs Team (PPT) of Olentangy Local Schools is presenting “Kids, Tweens and Teens: Social Media and Technology,” a virtual, interactive forum featuring Caitlain Tully and Margeretta Carrington from The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

This interactive session will explore different social media apps and relationships online. Participants will receive helpful tips and resources about communicating and guiding young people to set healthy digital boundaries, including a family media agreement. More…

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Parenting During A Pandemic

14 Nov , 2020  

Join the Olentangy Parent Programs Team for a virtual public forum on November 18 from 7 to 8:30 PM.

This March, our world as we knew it was turned upside down. Parents became work-at-home parents AND teachers when schools were forces to closed their doors. The support systems and “villages” we once relied on became disconnected, while the unknown future changed each day. There is not a Global Pandemic chapter of the parenting handbook.

Seven months into the pandemic, the COVID-19 “new normal” continues to challenge parents. Whether you are working from home or back in an office, overseeing virtual learning or navigating hybrid attendance, everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. However, coping with challenges in a healthy way will make you and your children stronger and more resilient. More…

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Hidden In Plain Sight: A Teen Drugs Seminar For Parents

26 Jan , 2020  

A special adults-only forum presented by the Olentangy Parent Programs Team (PPT) will focus on the challenges for parents in identifying and interacting with teens about drug issues.

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Drug Awareness Seminar for Adults will share with parents and those in young people’s lives the information they need to realize that a problem is present. The evening will include: More…

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Program For Parenting Children With Mental Health Needs

7 Sep , 2019  

An upcoming series of sessions offered by the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties), beginning later this month, is geared toward those in parenting roles for children and adolescents with mental health conditions.

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and grandparents with these kinds of issues, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, ODD, etc. The aim is to give those caregivers the information, knowledge and skills they need. More…