Encouraging Your Kids to Speak Up

Earlier this year, WPC held a Parent Education Series on the topic of how to help our youth talk about issues that are important to them. Experts from Speak Up!, a local organization that helps youth and parents develop the skills they need to talk about difficult topics, joined us for the first two classes to facilitate some powerful discussions. These classes were exceptionally well-attended, as parents looked for guidance on building a culture of open, honest communication in their families. The third week, Sarah Hostetter led a great discussion about having conversations about faith in our families.

The classes provided many practical and simple ways to enhance conversations with teens, and we created summaries of all the important information that you can use at home.

            Click HERE to read the notes from the classes led by SpeakUp!

            Click HERE to read the notes from the class led by Sarah.

It’s amazing how much even experienced parents can learn about helping kids of any age develop the skills and confidence to talk about things that are important to them. Check out the class notes and let us know if you have any questions or if you have anything to add to the conversation!

To learn more about the great work Speak Up! is doing in our communities and schools, visit www.speakup.org.

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