Helping parents help kids

Published on Thu, Mar 28, 2002
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Helping parents help kids

The Blaine Family Service Center�s spring workshop series kicks off next week with a series of classes to help adults help kids.

In the first workshop on April 2, family therapist Kathleen Westover and psychiatrist Robert Watson will teach parents how to help their children deal with grief and loss, from losing a family pet to divorce and abuse.

April 16 Kathleen Casprowitz of the Sylvan Learning Center will give tips for parents, students and teachers to work together developing good study habits and �end the homework hassle.�

Police officer Debra Hertz has made internet safety for children one of her specialties. On April 23 she will teach parents and teachers how to keep kids safe while they surf, with tips on monitoring a child�s internet use without stifling them, working with children on the internet and developing good online attitudes.

Camp Willie grief camp founders Mica Hartley, Michael Jacobsen and Paul Mulholland close the series April 30 with a workshop on how to help a child cope with the loss of a loved one. The workshops are held in the elementary school library. For more information on the workshops or to register call 332-7179.