Did you know that parents who talk to their children about their activities an average of 15 minutes per day have kids who are 67 percent less likely to try marijuana?
To help educate parents, there will be a program called the 15 Minute Child Break at the high school media center this Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Stop by and learn about the following things:
- How to talk to your kids about drugs & alcohol
- Effects of specific drugs
- How to strengthen parenting skills
- The influence of media & pop culture
- How to keep your kids drug-free
- How to utilize teachable moments
If you have questions contact Kelly McCorkle, Lazar MS Student Assistance Counselor at (973) 331-700 Ext: 2338 or Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediately following the program is ‘Discover MTHS.’
15 Minute Child Break is for parents only and if you plan to attend both that program and the open house, you can bring your middle schooler, who will be supervised during the 15 Minute Child Break program. No RSVP is necessary for either event.
This open house starts at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium and students in grades 6 through 8 along with their parents “are invited to experience all of the unique and valuable opportunities that abound at MTHS,” said Sanford.
The open house starts with a brief welcome and introduction, followed by a variety of exhibitions.
The agenda is loosely structured so students and parents can explore the school and experience academic and co-curricular areas of interest in an expo-style format.
“It is our goal, through Discover MTHS, to provide families with exposure to the tremendous programs that exist at the high school,” said Sanford. “As students and families prepare for the transition from middle school to high school, it is our intent to provide information about and generate enthusiasm for all that MTHS has to offer.”
The program “will focus on a variety of challenging topics related to interactions between parents and children such as, teen drug and alcohol usage, influences of peer pressure and social media, and strengthening parenting skills,” said MTHS Principal Douglas Sanford.